App/best way to backup mac before going for service.

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  1. macrumors regular

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    -iMac is going for screen replacement at BestBuy under ADH.
    -What is the best way/app to back it up?
    -Especially I want to be prepared if I will have to go through a complete replacement of the iMac. How can I be sure I will be able to restore?

    thanks!
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, $39.95 to purchase.
    How is it different from Time Machine?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    It is bootable thus requires one less step in case you need to restore.
    The 30 day trial does also work without buying it, and if you want the free version, go to the Downloads page over at Bombich and download the last free version, which they still offer (3.4.7 or so).
     
  5. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You can use version 3.5.1 ($40) or 3.4.7 (free, and works well on OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8).
     
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    maflynn

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    Go with TM if you wish to embrace the ease of use. The restore is a bit slow however. CCC is the way to go however if you want clone the drive quickly and then restore the drive.

    As noted the older versions are still floating around on the net, but realistically 40 dollars for a full fledged backup application isn't asking a lot.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all responses! Very helpful.
     

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