Casper Backup software for disaster recovery on iMac

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  1. kapalua12 macrumors 6502

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    Is anyone using Casper MAC version to do bootable backups to a dedicated drive for their iMac?

    I'm considering this just for disaster recovery if my internal drive failed an I wanted to just continue on with my work on USB3 port. Apparently Casper does incremental backups too after making a full backup of the internal boot drive.

    How does Casper compare to Carbon Copy Cloner?
     
  2. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    I use SuperDuper to do what you just described and never had a problem so far.
     
  3. kapalua12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How does Super Duper differ from Carbon Copy Cloner?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I have never heard of Casper's imaging package, but from reading over their web site it looks more targeted at a commercial, multiple computer management environment. Like if you were administering 30 computers in an office and needed to roll out OS and application package updates.

    CCC is more single user / single computer, consumer focused.

    They are very very similar. CCC is capable of also cloning over the Recovery HD partition while SD is not. That alone seals the deal for me.

    Also, CCC has a very responsive developer with active support forums.

    CCC has a free 30 day trial if you want to give it a try.
     
  5. kapalua12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. I'll download CCC tonight. And just to be sure CCC can be used on a multi partition large drive and set to image to a specific partition on that second drive?
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yes, it can do that.
     

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