Apple's AirPort routers have introduced a revolutiary new feature in the world: easy backups. Time Machine. Time Machine is the automatic backup utility of Apple, and it makes backups easy enough for n-nerds to use regularly.
The easiest way to use it was to buy a Time Capsule, an integrated AirPort wireless router. Time Capsule, nobody has saved. After Time Capsule, anye can keep hourly, daily, and weekly backups without even thinking about it. But now that Apple has stopped making Time Capsule routers and AirPort in general, how do you keep using Time Machine?
Why use Time Machine?
Time Machine is fantastic. Not ly does it create a backup of your Mac, it updates it every hour, and it does it without any interacti from you, the user. It also allows you to restore individual items that you have deleted by mistake, and at a pinch, it will serve as a hard disk backup to use to restore a new Mac if your current Mac dies. Even if you use another backup method, you should also use Time Machine.
Time Machine does not care (much) about the disc you use
Time Machine is software. At first you needed a Time Capsule to use it, but later, Apple added support for any hard drive plugged into your Mac. And later, support for network drives has been added.
So, the easiest way to keep using Time Machine is to plug a new USB drive into your Mac, and wait for macOS to display a sign asking if you want to use Time Machine backups. It will do it every time you cnect a new drive, making it the easiest way to use Time Machine. ce you agree to use it, the new drive will become the destinati for Time Machine incremental backups. And because it's cnected directly to your Mac, it's fast.
How to add a disk cnected to Time Machine
If your player does not trigger automatic cfigurati when you plug it in (it may be an old disk you have already used), you can easily cfigure them things manually in Time Machine preferences. Go to