Backup Utility Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Samsquantch, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Samsquantch macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2010
    I'm hoping you guys can help me out with this.

    Basically, I'm looking for a backup utility that will let me pick and choose which folders I'd like backed-up and at what time interval. I've got some large, very important folders that change frequently and thusly need to be backed up just as frequently. I was hoping to automate that process rather than dragging and dropping to my backup drive every time I needed to.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Caleb531 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2009
    Options include:

    Time Machine comes on every Mac with Leopard or Snow Leopard. It's pretty easy to set up and incredibly transparent when backing up. It doesn't allow for custom times, but TimeMachineEditor fixes that. There is an option to exclude certain folders.

    Carbon Copy Cloner is free (donation requested), and creates a bootable clone of your Mac (TM backups aren't bootable). Not as transparent when backing up, but it includes better scheduling options. You can choose to back up everything, or just select folders.

    SuperDuper costs $27.95, and like CCC, creates a bootable clone of your hard drive. Can't say much more; I've never tried it.
  3. Samsquantch thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2010

    I was under the impression that you couldn't choose which folders you wanted to backup with Time Machine, but I guess I was wrong.

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