Acronis alternative for OS X

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  1. vikas027 macrumors newbie

    vikas027

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    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

    petvas

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    Use Carbon Copy Cloner. It works very well: https://www.bombich.com

    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

    GGJstudios

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

    vikas027

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

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  6. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    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 68030

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

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