Here’s what you’ll be working your way towards:

You’ll-forget-it’s-there periodic backup of whatever you want onto your MiniDrive.

Here’s how:

  1. Hit the Apple icon at the top-left of your computer and select System Preferences. In the popup select the Time Machine option.
  2. Choose ‘Select Backup Disk’ then select the MiniDrive and click ‘Use Disk’
  3. That’s it. Time Machine should automatically start backing up after 120 or so seconds (there’s a countdown in the information section relating to your new MiniDrive backup disk).
  4. If you’d like to tailor *what* gets backed up choose ‘Options’ and you’re given the choice of files and folders to exclude from the backup. A common choice is to exclude your Applications folder.