Best Mac Backup Application

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  1. -BigMac- macrumors 65816

    -BigMac-

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    Hi Guys.

    Which Backup application would be best for these following uses:

    - Full bootable backup
    - Adjustable frequency of automatic backups
    - Only keeps one version of files, which are fully bootable.

    Thank you :)
     
  2. firedept macrumors 603

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    Carbon Copy Cloner. Should do the trick for you. When it runs new backups, it only copies new or updated files. Easily adjustable time settings for scheduling your backups. Fully bootable.
     
  3. Evren Carven macrumors regular

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    "Full bootable backup" means to create a backup for your Mac OS X? You want to restore your OS X in the future with the backup?

    I know there is a option in the CCC preferences which is named "Create an archive of Apple's Recovery HD Volume", you'd better to check this option before you do the volume backup.

    Hope this is help for you.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Fully bootable means Carbon Copy Cloner as mentioned, its a great app, but there are other great apps as well. TimeMachine for its simplicity and the fact that tis baked into the OS. It does not create a bootable destination but its great nonetheless :)
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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    One more recommendation for CarbonCopyCloner.
     
  6. MrFriday macrumors newbie

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    Backup apps

    I have had CCC and Super Duper. Both are great apps, but I ended staying with Super Duper. You should take a look at it.
    MrFriday
     
  7. Toltepeceno Suspended

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    This, I have had both and prefer super duper. I prefer both to time machine.
     
  8. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    Like others here, I've been using Carbon Copy Cloner for years. It's never let me down.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you want to make a bootable clone, I recommend Carbon Copy Cloner. Unlike SuperDuper, it also clones the OS X Recovery partition.
     
  10. PsyOpWarlord macrumors 6502

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  11. hindmost macrumors regular

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    I've used both CCC and SuperDuper over the past decade or longer.

    Both do the 'cloning' job well. But, when all said and done I prefer SuperDuper for ease of use.

    It's just a matter of personal preference.
     
  12. beachmusic macrumors regular

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    Both are good at what they do. So I look at price which lead me to SuperDuper.
     
  13. imanidiot Suspended

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    Carbon Copy Cloner is fantastic, highly recommended. It has proven its worth on several occasions for me. Worth every penny.
     

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