1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 3:04 AM by Terence Devlin
kim@melbourne Level 1 Level 1

I have used Time Machine for the first time to back up my Macbook Air. Macbook Air's iPhoto shows approx 5200 pictures on file.

How can I check that the external hard drive (Time Machine) has all 5200 saved correctly before deleting the photos from the Macbook Air ?


iPhoto '08, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
Reply by Terence Devlin on Jan 23, 2013 3:04 AM Helpful

The only way to check a back up is to do a restore of it.

 

However, why are you deleting your photos from the MBA? If you do they will also be deleted from Time Machine eventually. TM keeps a rolling back up of your machine. It copies and maintains your additions and deletions. Eventually, these photos will be deleted from TM too. It's not an archiving app.

 

Regards

 

 

TD

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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    The only way to check a back up is to do a restore of it.

     

    However, why are you deleting your photos from the MBA? If you do they will also be deleted from Time Machine eventually. TM keeps a rolling back up of your machine. It copies and maintains your additions and deletions. Eventually, these photos will be deleted from TM too. It's not an archiving app.

     

    Regards

     

     

    TD