SuperDuper Vs Carbon CC Vs A.N. Other

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DerChef, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. DerChef macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    Was looking for a good backup program as my .Mac subscription is about to expire. Paid for SuperDuper and I am quite happy with it.:eek:

    However its interface is complex and probably does more than I need. But then again I might get a firewire external hard drive to boot off in the future and might want to create bootable images.

    However I am wondering would Carbon Copy Cloner have served my needs.:confused:
  2. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Carbon Copy Cloner is great, but only if you want to make a full clone of your drive. If you selectively backup it looses its worth quickly.

    Right now I use Lacie silverkeeper to do my backups. It is free and says it makes bootable backups although I haven't tested that. I find it easy to use and flexible in what it copies. It is also very easy to set up automatic backups.
  3. ScottB macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2005
    I have both SuperSuper! and CCC on my iMac. I use CCC mostly, but wish Apple would release a lite version of Backup for all users.
  4. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    I use SuperDuper partly because I like the interface - I love that it tells me exactly what it's going to do and what the results are.

    I've restored from it on occasion and booted from it and all has worked perfectly.

    The real benefit for me and why I paid for it, was the incremental backup functionality. Cuts down the time of making a regular backup by a huge margin.

    I'd say it was probably overkill if you're not creating full-back ups. If you are, it's wonderful.

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