Backup software woes

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

  1. odinsride macrumors 65816

    odinsride

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    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

    psychofreak

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

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    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

    odinsride

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    thanks, i'll check into that
     

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