Acronis alternative for OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vikas027, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. vikas027 macrumors newbie


    Jul 30, 2014
    Dear All,

    I have recently bought a Macbook Pro and new to Mac world :)

    In Windows, I used to have Acronis True Image to backup whole OS (Win 7/8).

    Please let me know what should be a good tool to have my disk image backed to external USB disk.

    I checked SuperDuper but I couldn't find an option to choose which files to exclude. I have a big directory for ISOs, and VM Images which I do not want to backed up using SuperDuper.

    Any other suggestions ?
  2. petvas macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    Use Carbon Copy Cloner. It works very well:

    Another option is to use the native Time Machine. Just plug an external drive and your Mac will recognize it and ask you to use it for Time Machine.
    Time Machine will backup your Mac on an hourly basis.

    In case you need to restore, you just boot your Mac into recovery partition and choose to restore a Time Machine backup.
    Time Machine is certainly no disk cloning tool, but as a backup and restore method it works very well. I suggest you give it a try first before buying any 3rd party software.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I prefer Carbon Copy Cloner for making bootable clones of drives, or selective backups of critical files.
  4. vikas027 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 30, 2014
    Thanks for the super quick response guys, trying it now.
  5. jim1900dz macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2014
  6. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

    Jul 22, 2010
    Double dittos on Time Machine. It's built into the OS and it works just fine. No need to spend extra money.
  7. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    Crash Plan
    Free to external and/or paid subscription to Cloud.
    Simply the BEST!
  8. vikas027 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 30, 2014

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