Best Mac backup app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by andysmith, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. andysmith
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    What does everyone use for backing up? Ideally I want something that's a Universal Binary, lets me choose what folders to backup, and can copy to an encrypted disk image on an external drive.
    Is there such an app out there?
     
  2. ~Shard~
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  3. grapes911
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    I agree. I'm a big fan of the full bootable backup. Much better than just copying certain files.
     
  4. DerChef
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    SuperDuper! is great for its flexibility but it aint free.

    CarbonCopyCloner otherwise is you needs are not too great
     
  5. andysmith
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    I'm not too fussed about creating a bootable backup - my external drive isn't big enough for that anyway.
    I just want an easy way of copying and encrypting specific folders, with some automatic scheduling.
     
  6. sunfast
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    I use iBackup as it's free but it doesn't do very much - just copies files/folders that you want to a particular location. Does all I need it to though and it's a nice little app.
     
  7. bodeh6
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    Thats what I use. Yes it is pretty easy.
     
  8. mcmadhatter
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    I use chronosync, works a treat, highly recommended
     

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