Mac SSD Backup Software with Windows

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zburns, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. zburns macrumors newbie


    Apr 24, 2015
    I'm dual-booting (with Bootcamp) my 2015 Retina MacBook Pro and would like some recommendations for some software that will do a bit by bit/sector by sector backup of my hard drive. Basically something that will be guaranteed to backup both the Windows and Mac partitions so if/when the day comes I can open up the mac, put in a larger SSD and simply restore and I'm done.

    Anyone recommend something that's solid and works?
  2. orcf macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2016
  3. zburns thread starter macrumors newbie


    Apr 24, 2015
    I tried that a few months ago, but could never get the Bootable version to boot on the mac properly. After your suggestion, I found the following article...which basically says, use the Mac version of Acronis and it will backup both the Windows BootCamp partition and the Mac Partition. Thanks!
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    There's no single solution in OS X that will back up both partitions AFAIK.

    I recommend using Winclone to back up your windows partition and then Carbon Copy Cloner for your OS X partition.
  5. charlyham macrumors regular


    Jun 30, 2012
    Acronis 2016 for Mac will back up both unless you have used Paragon Software's Camptune to resize either partition. I have three macbooks in the family and have successfully backed up two of them with Acronis. the other one that I have used Camptune on will not back up. I have an open ticket with Acronis and they said the issue will be resolved in the next version but they don't know when that version will be out. Acronis has a trial version so you don't have to spend anything to see if it works for you. I used to use the scenario that Mayflynn reported using Winclone and Carbon Copy Cloner and that works real well. Acronis just makes it a little more elegant to do in one backup.
  6. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    It should be noted that if you have a fusion drive or use FileVault, that Acronis will not work. I have used Acronis True Image for years on my Windows machines and it has never failed me. However, for my Macs, I'll stick with CCC and WinClone. ;)

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