Is there need to use any Sync software at all?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by deepakvrao, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. deepakvrao macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2011
    With Windows have been using Syncback to sync data files with an external USB HDD, but now if I use Time Machine to back up on a USB drive, is there any need at all for data back up and sync seperately?

    Have a 500b iMac, and a 2 TB HDD. Was planning to keep 1.5 TB for Time Machine and 500gb for data backup.

    Should I buy some Sync software at all?
  2. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

    Bernard SG

    Jul 3, 2010
    Depends on your needs, I guess.
    Time machine does not allow immediate access to the data, you need to restore, though you can do that file by file, obviously.
    Not sure why you would need a Time Machine AND a "data backup" ?
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You don't really need to, but if you just want a second backup Carbon Copy Cloner is free and does a nice job of it.
  4. deepakvrao thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2011
    Thanks. Now I remember that CCC was one of the apps that I had downloaded when I got my Air [from one of the must have apps lists here of course]. So many new apps that I forget.

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