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HT1427 If using Time Machine with an external drive, can I just use it occasionally for back up, say once per week and have it disconnected in between backups?

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Aug 21, 2012 2:14 PM

When using TM with an external drive, can I connect and use it occasionally for backup and disconnect it between backups, say one backup per week?  Or does it need to be connected all the time when the computer is on?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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