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Best backup app for OSX?

yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
So, the thread title is simple. I'm on OSX(10.4). I need a good app for backing up to an external hard drive in a fashion that would cover all those little glitches and quirks and such. Free would be ideal.

What're my options?

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  • bobmyknobbobmyknob Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Upgrade to 10.5 and use Time Machine.

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  • useless4useless4 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Carbon Copy Cloner. Free. Go forth and back up...

  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm gonna concur with bobmyknob and recommend upgrading to 10.5, or wait a few months and upgrade to 10.6 (If you have the capable hardware)

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  • HAKdragonHAKdragon Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    JWZ has a pretty good backup guide using rsync: http://jwz.livejournal.com/801607.html

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  • HallucinogenHallucinogen Registered User
    edited July 2009
    I'll second Carbon Copy Cloner. I've never had a problem with it and I've been using it for about 3 years, with 10.4 and 10.5 with no issues.

    Also, CCC utilizes rsync, so you don't need to bother figuring it out.


    Here's where to grab it:
    http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

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  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'll second Carbon Copy Cloner. I've never had a problem with it and I've been using it for about 3 years, with 10.4 and 10.5 with no issues.

    Also, CCC utilizes rsync, so you don't need to bother figuring it out.


    Here's where to grab it:
    http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

    Yeah, it's running right now. Seems to be fantastic.

  • RBachRBach Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    SuperDuper! is where it's at. Carbon Copy Cloner works, too, but SuperDuper apparently does a better job of preserving permissions, resource forks, and so on compared to CCC so I switched to it. I use it in combination with Time Machine and the pair works really well IMO.

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