Free Mac data loss prevention tool kit

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  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: 3rd Party Software
    Link: Free Mac data loss prevention tool kit
    Description:: Paragon Software released the free Rescue Kit for Mac OS X - Lite which allows users to recover quickly and easily from system problems by rescuing important data and restoring their system back to its original state. The tool kit comes with fully automated wizards that allow users to easily backup and restore partitions.

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  2. macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2006
    Looks like a handy tool!
  3. macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Berkeley, CA
    Note that, if you go to Paragon's site, you'll find that:
    1) the product is a public beta, available to anyone who registers
    2) they've set up a MacRumors forum for feedback:
    You may want to check that out before downloading. Of particular note, it's not a Mac-native app, and is Intel only. You need to burn a boot CD, and run the tool(s) from there.
  4. macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Isn't this basically like Time Machine :confused:.
  5. macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2005
    Berkeley, CA
    Only in that they are both backup applications. The similarity ends there (in fact, I'd be hard-pressed to name 2 backup applications that are more different.

    If you read the descriptions of both, and then the macrumors thread I ref'd above, I think you will be much less confused.

    I downloaded it, but given that you have to burn a CD/DVD and boot from it to use it, and that its claims are overstated (e.g. that it's the only backup utilitity that can make a sector-level copy), I'm not going to even give it a try for now.

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