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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by clank72, Oct 26, 2009.
I'm looking for some software to schedule backups, under leopard.
Thanks in advance.
Time Machine (It's Free). It came with your computer.
Really? Gosh I had no idea. This is REALLY helpful. Thanks!
It's easy to use and schedule what you need. Enjoy!
I'll definitely second that. Time Machine is one of the greatest pre-installed applications on any Mac computer (with the appropriate version of Mac OS X, of course).
...but, you need an external hard drive or a Time Capsule from Apple.
If you want to schedule full system backups you might also want to look at SuperDuper.
Also carbon copy cloner. A bit slower maybe than the other solutions but its more thorough in my mind.. Saved my butt a couple of times when trying to reinstall mac osx, but not lose data n stuff!
+1 for SuperDuper! Time Machine is great for retrieving files that you accidentally deleted (going back in time) but is not the greatest for disaster recovery IMHO. SuperDuper! will make an identical clone of your entire system disk to an external disk and (if that disk is local, not networked) you can even boot from that clone in case of an emergency (Time Machine cannot do that). I use both Time Machine and SuperDuper! but to me they have very different strengths and purposes.
Deja Vu is great for scheduled backups of certain folders or the whole system.
How would you expect to make a backup without an external hard drive?
On removable media. My backup is a copy of files on a jump drive. Maybe not the most secure, and technically not a "back up" in that it's not compressed, nor is it generated from a backup utility. I require neither, as I'm dealing with very few files that I need preserved.
Chronosync if you want to sync two computers occasionally I have it and love it
You jest, but actually Mobile Me does come with traditional backup software (simply called Backup) which can be used for backing up anything you want to anywhere you want, including iDisk.
Oh, sorry I understand. I thought you meant a full system backup.