Users of the Mac OS X system have a very powerful tool for backing up data and programs: the Time Machine, or Time Machine, implemented in the system since version 10.5. In addition to backing up everything that is on the computer at any given time, this utility allows the user to “travel back in time” and return to specific moments in the system, to check what was on the computer at a certain date.
But, before we mention Time Machine as a time machine itself, we must keep in mind that, sooner or later, we will need a data backup.
The reasons are several: the acquisition of a new machine, formatting of the computer, malware, accidents, thefts, theft, among several other factors that result in the loss of important data. And the tool is an excellent way to create backup copies for later restoration.
To enter Time Machine, (or Time Machine, if you use OS X in Portuguese), just access your application folder and find it there. But, before we start talking about how it works, it is necessary to have a backup disk (external HD) on hand, preferably the same size or bigger than the computer’s HD.
You can even start backing up to an external drive with less storage capacity than your current hard drive, but as you use the machine and “fill” your hard drive with files, you will need to purchase a backup drive with more space for Time Machine.
With an external hard drive with enough space to back up your data, just connect it to your computer to open Time Machine and configure the operation mode. The program is simple and easy to use, in addition to being extremely intuitive.
The first time you connect an external hard drive to the Mac, the system will ask if you want to use the drive as a backup. You can leave it to decide later, if you prefer. In Time Machine preferences, you have the following options:
To start using the program, move the switch to the ON position. The machine will prepare the backup of your data, as well as the operating system, to create a complete backup. This can take several minutes, so the tip is to perform the first backup when the computer is idle. After the first copy is made, Time Machine will access the external disk to make small updates to the backup, hourly.
Despite having few configuration options, Time Machine allows you to choose what you want, or rather, delete what you don’t need. To exclude some items from your backup, just go to System Preferences and access Time Machine from there.
By clicking on the Program Options, you can add files, folders and even entire drives to the exclusion list (click on the ‘+’ sign in the lower left corner of the window to choose files and programs). So, the next time, the backup will be made containing only what you want.
Note that in the menu bar, next to the system clock, the Time machine icon will appear, indicating that you have already used or opened the program. By clicking on this icon, you will see a menu indicating when your last backup was made, as well as the options to make a new backup, enter Time Machine and open your preferences. If the icon has an exclamation point in the center, it means that a problem has occurred with the last backup. In this case, just click on “Back up now” to start a new backup and bring everything back to normal.
If you are careful and keep your backup copies always up to date, point to you. When it comes to restoring what you need using Time Machine, you won’t have any headaches.
The first step is to enter this time machine to browse all the files, folders and programs saved. To do this, simply open the Applications folder and access Time Machine (or access it directly from the Dock or the Menu Bar, if present).
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Step 1: Launch the application and configure a new backup profile
This is the initial stage of backup your Outlook mac Mail archive. After you open and start the application, you must configure a new backup profile. This step takes you to the part where you can set up an automatic backup from multiple clients.
Step 2: Add new backup
Now, in the next window, you will see the”backup settings”. You will click on the “Add new backup” option that will take you to the next window where you will choose the email client that you will back up.
Step 3: Choose Your Outlook app
This is the step in which you will select the mail client you want to archive. You must choose the Microsoft Outlook option and then click Next to continue.
Step 4: read the database
This is an important step where the tool traverses the computer and recovers the archived OLM file. You can see progress as the tool traverses each folder.
Step 5: Choose the storage location and click Done
The tool will now prompt you to choose the storage location for the imported file. Once you have chosen the correct location, you can click Done. You can also choose a backup schedule for automatic backup and synchronization.
Backup confirmation screen
You are now on the confirmation screen of your backup. You can view the confirmation and final report along with the location of the saved files. You will also see how many mail items are backed up.
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