Backup software woes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by odinsride, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    This is probably one of the main things I miss from Windows - Acronis True Image.

    I'm looking for a Mac Alternative to this - something that has the same features - i.e. Ability to backup selected file folders only, backup to a single archived/compressed file (i don't want to mirror my entire system drive to another drive), allow for incremental backups, and allow for scheduling of said backups.

    I've tried a few programs - Carbon Copy Cloner, Super Duper, but none of them have all the features I want.

    My problem with CCC - no incremental backup, and it only allows you to select the entire Users folder, but no folders lower than that. I don't need to back up my entire users folder, only a few folders under that.

    Is there any hope for a decent backup program?
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    Time Machine will be awesome, for now I can't think of anything else...
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    Chronosync will do what you want. I suggest creating a sparse disk image and using that as the destination for your backup, which will meet your single file criteria. I've been using it for 3 years and it's highly recommended. I use SuperDuper for image backups, but for file and folder backups/syncs Chronosync is the best option IMO.
  4. odinsride thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    thanks, i'll check into that

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