.Mac Backup or SuperDuper?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by netdog, May 31, 2006.

  1. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Backup, the software I got through .Mac, seems pretty limited. I really need to do incremental backups to keep my machine backed up. Entourage, with its database system, makes these very large incremental backups indeed. Would SuperDuper serve me better? Is it really free?
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    Yes, it's really free in restricted form. Paying the $27.95 for the full version is worth it though.

    For the money (amongst other features) you get smart updates, so only the changes get saved which makes backups much faster, and the ability to schedule automated backups.

    For my work system (using Entourage with a 2Gb database) I have an automated full system backup at the end of every business day. This takes around 10 minutes and gives me a fully bootable backup with no involvement. In addition I take a full backup to a sparseimage file before every OS X update, just in case.

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