Backup Software Recommendations

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Zaid, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. Zaid macrumors 6502

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    Does anybody have any recommendations on good backup software?

    I'd like to backup my home dir in its entirety to a firewire hard drive.
    I want it to pick up all hidden files preferences etc.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Sparky's macrumors 6502a

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    2 words "Dantz" and "Retrospect"

    check it out here

    http://www.dantz.com/

    I've been using it at work and home for over 15 years.
     
  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    Super Duper and Carbon Copy Cloner.

    Search for them on versiontracker.com
     
  4. superleccy macrumors 6502a

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    It's a shame that Dantz no longer offer Retrospect Express as a stand-alone package. You have to buy Norton Systemworks or an external Hard Drive that includes it in a bundle (eg, Maxtor). You can still buy the desktop version, for me that's too expensive and I don't need the extra functionality.

    Regards
    Superleccy
     
  5. JDar macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't mind free, LaCie's Silverkeeper will make a bootable backup and can be scheduled.
     
  6. marknicholls macrumors 6502

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    I have installed silver keeper and all looks good

    I have just backed up some software onto my external firewire HDD, and would now like to perform a backup of all my other folders that i have set up as "sets"

    If i perform a backup, will it only look for new and update files on the mac hdd and back them up, or will it delete the software i have backed up on my Lacie HDD as it is not set up as a set?

    Also, when performing a backup, if i delete some files from my mac hdd, will it also delete them from my Lacie, or will it only add new files?

    Many Thanks
     
  7. Hoef macrumors 6502a

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    Do you if any of the software mentioned let you replicate (synchronize) certain files/folders to another networked machine?
     
  8. pubwvj macrumors 68000

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    I use Carbon Copy Cloner. Great for whole disk backup or just several folders and it will create bootable clones of my drive. I backup all the family machines home folders up to my machine regularly and then clone my entire machine to group of firewire drives on a rotating basis.
     

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