Back-up software for OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Preacherdan, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
    Hey everyone,
    A new OSX user here. I own a MBP 2011 model with Mountain Lion.

    I was wondering what the best back up program is that can work with syncing files with a windows pc? I want to have my laptop synced everyday with my main PC at home.

    What do you suggest?

    Thanks everyone!
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
    Also what power charger should I buy on dealextreme? I'm really not going to pay triple the price.
  3. macrumors newbie


    Jul 27, 2012
    I like Dropbox for this. I keep my files synced between my iMac, MacBook Pro and Windows 7 desktop without any effort or hassle. It literally just works perfectly in the background.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
    You keep them synced but not backed up. I need a back-up software.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2009
    You could buy an original power charger from eBay.
    Cheaper than "recommended price", and much better than some knockoffs.
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
  7. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    I would suggest you not look for one program to do both the things you need. Ideally you need 2 things for two tasks:

    Task 1 - Sync files with a windows PC
    Task 2 - Backup files

    I'm not going to suggest anything because the things mentioned above fit your needs. Dropbox is free (unless you want a lot of extra space) and Time Machine comes built onto your mac. Use Dropbox to sync files and time machine to back them up.

    Basically, you won't find one program that can do both tasks perfectly but you do have access to a program for each task without any problem at all.
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
    Thanks a lot finally some informative answers! I think Carbon Copy is what I need. Goodsync goes crazy after every restart when it tries to index my files.

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