In Intego Personal Backup Compared to Apple's Time Machine, we listed some reasons why Time Machine simply cannot replace the flexibility of Intego Personal Backup. Today, TidBITS author Joe Kissell discusses Time Machine showing just how problematic this feature can be. On his Mac, "Time Machine backs up tens of thousands of files, totaling hundreds of megabytes, every single hour", and each hourly backup takes a half-hour.
It's worth reading this article to better understand Time Machine's limitations, and the headaches it can engender. With a more versatile backup solution, you'll find backing up to be quicker, easier and more flexible.