But now is the time to run a daily backup solution.
I just want to protect my data, but the opportunity to revert to earlier versions of the OS / files would be nice, so I am considering running Time Machine. However I am not going to pay over $300 for a Time Capsule. I am running Lion. Internal HDD is 500GB.
1. Can I run Time Machine with a generic USB drive?
2. Do I have to partition / format it in any special way?
3. How large does the generic drive need to be to run time machine? (My internal HDD is 500GB).
If this doesn't work out will just run daily automatic backupos on a 500GB generic USB drive.
Thanks in advance for your help!