Backing up your Mac is simple and important. We recommend it for everyone.
Back up to a shared folder with Time Machine on Mac. You can share a folder on a Mac that other Mac computers on your network can use as a destination for Time Machine backups. On the Mac you want to use as a Time Machine backup destination, choose Apple menu System Preferences, then click Sharing. A NAS drive that provides shared storage for everyone on your network is ideal for homes that own multiple Macs and mobile devices. Here are the 6 best NAS drives for Mac owners. The only way to ensure the files on your Mac desktop or MacBook are safe from from natural disasters, power outages and theft is to keep at least one copy at an offsite location. A cloud backup solution, like Carbonite ®, can protect both your Mac and your Time Capsule (or other external hard drive) from all of the most common forms of data loss.
Back up with Time Machine
Time Machine is the built-in backup feature of your Mac. It’s a complete backup solution, but you can use other backup methods as well.Create a backup
Store files in iCloud
You can also use iCloud and iCloud Drive to store files, such as your photos, documents, and music.Set up iCloud and iCloud Drive
Restore your Mac from a backup
When you have a backup, you can use it to restore your files at any time, including after the original files are deleted from your Mac.Restore from a backup
Prepare your Mac for service
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How much space do I need for a backup?
To see the size of a specific file or folder, click it once and then press Command-I. To see storage information about your Mac, click the Apple menu in the top-left of your screen. Choose About This Mac and click the Storage tab. For Time Machine backups, it's good to use a drive that has at least twice the storage capacity of your Mac.
Free up storage on your Mac
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macOS can save space by storing your content in the cloud. This isn't a backup, but it includes new tools to make it easier to find and remove large or unwanted files before you make a backup.
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Erase or format a storage device
You can use Disk Utility if you need to erase or format a storage device.Learn how to use Disk Utility
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