The most completed backup tools for your mac
As far as I am concerned, my data or files on my computer is my life, and if I have not developed the habit of backing them up regularly, I maybe troubled with the losing them. So before you upgrade your device it's always a good idea to back up all of your data. This is especially important when you haven't synced your device in a while. While the chances of a error occurring and forcing you to go full restore are slim, it's always a good idea to backup your stuff. The best way to back up is to just choose some good tools. In this article, you will have few choices among the most commonly used backup tools.
Backing Up with Time Machine
If you have Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) or higher, then you already have Time Machine. This is a “set it and forget it” type of back up solution that lets you plug in a hard drive and not worry about your backups until you need them.
Syncback is a robust tool for synchronizing your files to a different drive, other mediums (disc, removable drive, etc.), and over your local network. The basic edition is free, and does a more than adequate job for simple file transfer and syncing.
Backing Up with Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner is an application that can create a complete mirror image of your hard drive that can be booted from if you encounter a Mac emergency rendering your internal drive unusable. If you wish to have a bootable clone of your Mac, check out our previously published guide on how to copy music from ipod to mac.
Backing Up with Backblaze
It is important to maintain an offsite backup in case of an emergency that renders your onsite backups useless. Backblaze is one of the cheapest backup solutions at only $3.96 per computer, per month, with unlimited storage. You can download a free trial at their website.
iBackup is a simple to use backup/restore utility for scheduled backups of files, folders, applications and your system preferences like the dock, deskop picture, time settings, firewall, Bluetooth and system applications like AddressBook, Mail, Stickies, iChat, iTunes and more. You can edit these preferences settings and add your own.
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