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pathumx

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I was going to buy Super Duper because i keep hearing about it, but i looked at CCC, but as far as i can tell they do the same things now. Bootable backups, incremental updating, scheduling, etc. Are there any advantages of SD that i'm missing?

And while i'm asking, can these handle bootcamp partitions? as far as i see, they can't.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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The use of super duper of CCC is personal preference.

As for your bootcamp partition, neither will backup your bootcamp drive. You'll need to find a difference solution that will clone your physical backup instead of your logical drive.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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I used to be a SuperDuper fan (still use it on one computer), but CCC has gotten very good lately.

CCC now does incremental backups with an easy-to-setup interface to let you select just what you want backed up. SuperDuper doesn't have this.

CCC also offers an option to NOT erase "existing data" when doing a clone or incremental backup. I don't see this in SuperDuper, either.
 

pathumx

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May 7, 2008
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I used to be a SuperDuper fan (still use it on one computer), but CCC has gotten very good lately.

CCC now does incremental backups with an easy-to-setup interface to let you select just what you want backed up. SuperDuper doesn't have this.

CCC also offers an option to NOT erase "existing data" when doing a clone or incremental backup. I don't see this in SuperDuper, either.

Well if you are doing a full clone, wouldn't you want every thing selected?

wouldn't updating the clone in SD just change whatever is new or altered?
 

dirt farmer

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Feb 23, 2005
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One of the most crucial differences is SuperDuper's excellent Sandbox feature. Read all about it on the SD website
 

bmcgonag

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Mar 20, 2007
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I've used both on several different macs. I was never impressed with SD considering I had to buy it to get full features.

CCC impresses me because of what you get for free. I liked it enough to go back and donate.

I probably wouldn't have liked SD enough to even donate had I been able to use the full feature set for free with that option.

Like the first reply said, it's really a personal preference. See which one works best for what you are wanting to get done, and then use that.

I like CCC because I can setup backups from one computer to another over my network, or the internet.
 

vansouza

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Mar 28, 2006
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I was going to buy Super Duper because i keep hearing about it, but i looked at CCC, but as far as i can tell they do the same things now. Bootable backups, incremental updating, scheduling, etc. Are there any advantages of SD that i'm missing?

And while i'm asking, can these handle bootcamp partitions? as far as i see, they can't.

I use them both and recommend them both... I think SDuper wins by a nose however...
 

MacDawg

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Mar 20, 2004
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"Between the Hedges"
CCC impresses me because of what you get for free. I liked it enough to go back and donate.

I used it for free for a good while, and then decided it was worthy of donation as well

It has saved me a lot of headache and hassle on numerous occasions

Woof, Woof - Dawg
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Nilo Santos

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Sep 12, 2009
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No Installers

I bought a Mac with software apps that were pre-loaded and pre-installed on the computer already (Adobe CS4, Final Cut, Logic, etc.)
but I don't have the original discs or installers for these software apps.

Can I use CCC or SD to copy these software apps into an external hard drive, and be able to re-install them again?
(in case of loss due a re-format or service repair) or even be able to install these software apps on another computer?
 

mooblie

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Apr 23, 2009
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...CCC now does incremental backups with an easy-to-setup interface to let you select just what you want backed up. SuperDuper doesn't have this.

CCC also offers an option to NOT erase "existing data" when doing a clone or incremental backup. I don't see this in SuperDuper, either.

I believe SuperDuper does both these things. Investigate:

"Copy Scripts" - lets you choose what/what not to backup, and

"Smart Update" - incremental backups.
 
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