CrunchTip: Make your Time Machine back-up drive bootable!

[photopress:time.gif,full,center]Time Machine is, of course, the automated back-up feature of Leopard, the latest version of OS X. Mac OS X Hints has a pretty good tip on how to make your back-up drive bootable, and it’s something I thought I should share.

Just use Disk Utility to do a restore on a blank drive, one you plan to use for Time Machine. When done, you can boot off of it via Firewire or USB by holding down the option key. This should make recovery simpler for you, should you ever need it.

No word on if this will work with the Time Capsule yet.

10.5: Make a bootable Time Machine backup drive [Mac OS X Hints]