Backup Software? (External HDD)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lieb39, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. lieb39 macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm planning to buy a external USB2 for my PPC Mac Mini, which is running the latest 10.4. I was wondering what good backup software there is for backing up photos, music, documents and specific folders (Mail and so forth).

    And one that*provides easy restoration - and have scheduling feature obviously!

    Cheers

    lieb39
     
  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816

    CoMpX

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    I find that Apple's own Backup software suits my needs perfectly. Check it out.
     
  3. lieb39 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    I like Carbon Copy Cloner, with a firewire drive you can make bootable backups.

    PS. My iBook never seemed to like my external USB drive, you may wan't to look into any Mini/ext. USB problems?
     
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  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Not true.

    Backup *can* make backups to the user's .mac account, but it *also* schedules backups to external drives, DVDs, etc. I use it for daily backups to .mac, and weekly to my external HD. Works great.

    You may also want to look at SilverKeeper, a free program from LaCie.
     
  7. mfacey macrumors 65816

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    Silverkeeper works great for me. It also allows you to make bootable copies. Sadly I have a USB2 drive so that doesn't really help me!

    About .mac: I think you have to have a .mac account to use the program right?
     
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