Mac backup and cloning

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Mac backup and cloning

  1. 1. Time Machine – Mac Backup tool “Its a Mac OS X backup application” It creates backup on internal, external drive and  another Mac in the network of OS X leopard. 
  2. 2. How Time machine works?  Open System Preferences,  Click on Time Machine.  Choose backup  disk(destination drive)  and then source drive  from list.  It just automatically  backups your entire Mac.  Wait until it finishes.
  3. 3. Significance of Mac Time Machine  It creates an image of your Mac at scheduled time.  It remembers how your Mac looked at previous time.  Just restore when you need it.
  4. 4. What things Time Machine can backup? Time machine can automatically backup your entire Mac  including system files, applications,preferences, etc.
  5. 5. Limitations of Time machine   No bootable backups.   Redundant copies of modified files eat memory.    Deletes backups acoording to its schedule :    Weekly backups deleted automatically without       giving warning message if there is no space to        contain next backup.     Size of destinaion backup drive  must be larger      than the boot volume.
  6. 6. Backup strategies opt by Mac users 1.Using Time machine as  the only backup utility. Or 2.Using Time machine  and third party tool.  Or 3.Using only third party  application.
  7. 7. Which one is perfect backup strategy? I think Using Time machine and third party tool is perfect.
  8. 8. Comaparison of popular Mac cloning tools Software Superduper Stellar Drive Clone Carbon copy cloner Chronosync Ease of Usability                Good Excellent:  easily  understood  interface. Very good: Full of ads.  Fair:   No hierarchial  view. Features It creates  bootable clone  and image. Gives bootable  clone, image  and restore  backups. Provide  bootable clone,  and schedule  backups. Synchronize  and backup to  almost  anything. Price         $27.95            $39          $39.95 $40 + $10 for    complete  access.
  9. 9. Reviews of Mac Cloning tools SuperDuper Stellar Drive Clone Carbon Copy Cloner Chronosync 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 User friendly performance Features
  10. 10. Recommended Mac cloning tool: Stellar Drive Clone Advanced features-  Supports file formats Exfat, FAT32, MBR scheme.  Create bootable clone on folder, volume, external drive and also network drive.  Clone recovery HD and image your Mac volumes.
  11. 11. Perfect Mac backup would be: Time Machine & Stellar Drive Clone

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