Mac OS X Leopard’s new Time Machine

“Time Machine is one of the most visually prominent new features demonstrated in Mac OS X Leopard, even if the core idea of backups is as old — or perhaps older — than the concept of having any data worthy of being restored,” Prince McLean reports for AppleInsider.

McLean covers:
• The Origins of Time Machine
• Backup Against the Wall
• Targeting Time, Quality, and Expense
• State of the Backup
• The Technology Behind Time Machine
• The What; The Where; The When; and The How
• Hard and Soft Links
• Time Machine’s Multi-Links
• Snapshots and Windows’ Shadow Copy
• The Pretty Layer of Time Machine
• Back Up to the Future

McLean takes a look at what’s new and different about Apple’s approach with Time Machine, why backups are a problem to be solved, and how well Leopard’s new Time Machine actually works in practice in the full article here.


  1. Time machine…bla bla bla…Spaces….bla bla bla…new Finder and Dock…bla bla bla. My hands are quivering. If they don’t get around to announcing a release date soon, I’m going in convulsions!

    Leopard’s release date has been bumped up from a curiosity to a full fledged medical emergency.

  2. Recently had the chance to listen to an Apple engineer explain Time Machine ( amongst other fantastic things ) at a monthly AppleCore meeting. It sounds great but I’m not sure I want to surrender choosing what and when to back up just yet.

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