View Full Version : Does TM make sandboxes obsolete?

01-15-2008, 12:45 PM
I will continue to use SD to make bootable, updatable clones of my HD.

However, I used to use a sandbox configuration to ensure that I could easily reverse an update that screwed up my system.

Does Time Machine completely duplicate/replace the functionality & purpose of a sandbox?

01-15-2008, 12:47 PM
Not really, because you can't really "just" restore the OS with Time Machine.

01-15-2008, 03:46 PM
So, let's say I do an OS X update and find things are screwed up. If I use TM to revert to a state prior to the OS X update, I'll also lose any files I may have created since the OS X update? Is that what you mean?

01-15-2008, 04:06 PM
Yes: it'll roll back the disk to the 'copy' you had on the date you picked... which rolls back your files.