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Is there need to use any Sync software at all?

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

  1. macrumors regular

    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

    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" ?
  3. macrumors demi-god


    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. macrumors regular

    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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