Reasonable Back Up software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by eclipse525, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2003
    USA, New York
    How is ChronoSync or SuperDuper as back up/sync'ing software?

    I've used Retrospect in the past but that was at work and it's super expensive so I'm looking for alternate solution that's solid. Any suggestions are welcomed.

  2. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    Are you backing up to an external hard drive? If so, is it a LaCie? I'm using SilverKeeper, which comes with the LaCie hard drive, and it's excellent. And free.

    If you're not, I've got no real experience with anything but Carbon Copy Cloner.
  3. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    i'm backing up to an external HD with SuperDuper. After paying the ~$30 Shareware fee you can create a 1:1 bootable copy of your internal start up disk. every backup just copies the new/changed files, so it is very fast (minutes) if you do it every week.

    in case of a desaster you just boot from the external HD and you work as if it was your startup disk.
    when you have time you just copy your external backup back to your startup disk and you move on.

    i think it's absolutely worth the money if you backup to an external HD. works under 10.4.4, have a 250GB LaCie Firewire 800. never had any problems with Superduper. And it's idiot proof.
  4. ~Shard~ macrumors P6


    Jun 4, 2003
    SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner get my votes. Either of those two should work perfectly for ya.

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