Good Backup application out there?

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  1. clank72 macrumors regular

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    I'm looking for some software to schedule backups, under leopard.

    Thanks in advance.
    -Clank
     
  2. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    Time Machine (It's Free). It came with your computer.
     
  3. clank72 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really? Gosh I had no idea. This is REALLY helpful. Thanks!
     
  4. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    It's easy to use and schedule what you need. Enjoy!
     
  5. Kevster89 macrumors regular

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    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).
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    ...but, you need an external hard drive or a Time Capsule from Apple.
     
  7. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    If you want to schedule full system backups you might also want to look at SuperDuper.
     
  8. MWPULSE macrumors 6502a

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    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! :)

    PTP
     
  9. danny_w macrumors 601

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    +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.
     
  10. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    Deja Vu

    Deja Vu is great for scheduled backups of certain folders or the whole system.
     
  11. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

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    How would you expect to make a backup without an external hard drive?
     
  12. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  13. ahasver macrumors member

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    chronosync

    Chronosync if you want to sync two computers occasionally I have it and love it
     
  14. danny_w macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  15. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, sorry I understand. I thought you meant a full system backup.
     

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