BackUp Software: purchase advice

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bruno.mestre, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. bruno.mestre macrumors newbie

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    Dear MacFriends

    I am using Tiger and I need to do a lot of Backups of all the files I have in my sistem. Therefore I am considering buying an external HD and use it with a backup software.

    I need some advice on the best software to buy because I want to syncronise it with my HD. Is there anyone that does the same features as Leopard's TimeMachine? I want to wait for Snow Leopard to come out before I upgrade.

    Please indicate me the best software in your opinion.

    Thanks
     
  2. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    Why wait for Snow Leopard? Time Machine is to die for and 10.5 is stable now.
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    A lot of people around here use either Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper to handle backing up the entire contents of a drive to an external drive.

    Both have the advantage of making a backup that is bootable (assuming you have a drive that is bootable with your Mac- FireWire for a PPC based Mac or FireWire or USB for an Intel based Mac)- so you can boot from the backup immediately if your hard drive should fail, something you can not do with Time Machine since it does not create a bootable backup.

    If you should choose to use SuperDuper, be sure to pay to register it as several important features are disabled in the free trial version.
     

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