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Sep 10, 2015
Hi all. I’m wondering if anyone can recommend a good back up program for files on Mac computers. Keep in mind I come from Windows.. I’ve had a Mac for two years. I’ve been trying a few options.. one being carbonite, which is what I used on windows. But I don’t like the way it works on my Mac. I have carbon coby cloner.. which I’ve used to do a complete image of my hard drive. But I want something more geared towards backing up important files and folders, OFFSITE. So if something happened to my physical hardware.. I’d still have a backup. Something that will automatically sync when I make changes on my mac.. I’ve also been experimenting with google backup and sync. I like how it works mostly.. but I don’t know if I trust it. Is there something specifically designed for Mac that does this?? thank you!


macrumors 68000
Feb 14, 2003
SF Bay area
Take a look at Backblaze. Very much a Mac application, inexpensive, runs in the background, stores the data offsite. You have a range of choices for restoring data. You can recover single files over the internet all the way up to getting a complete backup on a HD sent to you by Fedex.
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macrumors newbie
Dec 3, 2018
1. Arq Backup. It is better to use it in conjunction with storage
Or Arq Cloud Backup

2. CloudBerry Backup
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macrumors 603
Aug 14, 2009
I second ARQ. It does end to end encryption and stores encrypted backups on your cloud server. You select the files to copy and schedule, ARQ then runs in the background. I use it with my Office365 account since I already get 1 TB for 5 users so I can backup multiple machines to their own unique cloud.
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macrumors 6502
Mar 3, 2010
Second star on the right....
Second for BackBlaze which I’ve been using since moving from Carbonite a couple of years ago. I also use Carbon Copy Cloner periodically for a bootable image should everything head south.
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