Best backup software

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kat.hayes, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. kat.hayes macrumors 6502a

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    I want to get a 4tb drive and use it to backup multiple drives in my Macpro. I sometimes swap out drives in the Mac, so some of the drives i want to backup are not in the Mac, and I don't think this will work with Time Machine. What is the best software for backing up everything across multiple drives?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I use and recommend Carbon Copy Cloner for all backup needs. It can make a bootable clone of your internal drive, including the recovery partition. It supports incremental backups. It can also back up any drive to any other drive.

    You can use version 3.5.1 ($40) or 3.4.7 (free, and works well on OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8).
     
  3. kat.hayes thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you know if it will allow me to have a drive in my Mac and back it up and then allow me to swap it with another drive and also back up that drive?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Sure. As I said, you can backup any drive to any other drive.
     
  5. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    I second CCC. I use it every Friday night to make a bootable clone of my two systems. Granted, I use TimeMachine for daily backups.
     

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