Is there need to use any Sync software at all?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by deepakvrao, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    With Windows have been using Syncback to sync data files with an external USB HDD, but now if I use Time Machine to back up on a USB drive, is there any need at all for data back up and sync seperately?

    Have a 500b iMac, and a 2 TB HDD. Was planning to keep 1.5 TB for Time Machine and 500gb for data backup.

    Should I buy some Sync software at all?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

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    Depends on your needs, I guess.
    Time machine does not allow immediate access to the data, you need to restore, though you can do that file by file, obviously.
    Not sure why you would need a Time Machine AND a "data backup" ?
     
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    Weaselboy

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    You don't really need to, but if you just want a second backup Carbon Copy Cloner is free and does a nice job of it.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Now I remember that CCC was one of the apps that I had downloaded when I got my Air [from one of the must have apps lists here of course]. So many new apps that I forget.
     

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