Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2013 8:24 AM (in response to Bob13018)
Time machine backups every hour starting from when you turned it on.
If you open the Time Machine interfce (the star wars screen) you can browse the previous backups it has done. If you see stuff there it is working.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 1, 2013 8:26 AM (in response to Bob13018)
From Here > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427
More Info > Time Machine Tutorial
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