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Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Tue 08-Mar-11 13:43:47
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Hi Folks,

I am now after a better solution than Time Machine for backing up my MBP - I was rather peeved at losing all my music/apps/movies etc, so will see another option[s].

Firstly;

1) A new Time Machine (one, or two TB)- for safer backups? It was shocking that I could NOT recover the TM's. W/l will be better, and will back up more regularly and easier too. mad

2) Better backup software, in addition to TM really.

Any/all good advice is gratefully appreciated.

MTIA.

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Standard User AEP
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 08-Mar-11 15:20:43
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CarbonCopy is pretty good for making complete copies of a disk.
Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Tue 08-Mar-11 16:06:18
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Just loaded it.

Thanks AEP. I'll read more on it later. Looks ok.

Cheers.

Steven.

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Standard User Adrian
(experienced) Tue 08-Mar-11 18:49:42
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I use SuperDuper, and occasionally Carbon Copy Cloner to create weekly bootable backups of my Macs - except the wife's Macbook which lacks the essential Firewire port, but a full backup nevertherless. I aso use QRecall on all machines to create incremental backups at intervals of about 3 hours.

QRecall is a much understated application that does everything Time Machine does only a lot better. I have lost count of the number of Time machine backups that have been irretrievably corrupted, and while any backup can get damaged QRecall has built in tools to put things right and it tells you what it has done. The latest beta is faster than the production version but also rock solid, and the developer is very good at responding swiftly to questions and problems.

One of the main advantages of QRecall over Time machine is that the incremental backups are done at a block level so it copes quite happily with things like large database files only saving those bits that have changed.

Oh, I also use Crashplan for an online backup of my important data.

Belt n braces is my motto.

Adrian

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Edited by Adrian (Tue 08-Mar-11 18:50:20)

Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Tue 08-Mar-11 20:07:21
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Super Duper - it creates a bootable copy smile

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Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Tue 08-Mar-11 22:14:12
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Thanks loads for all of that - Very useful!! wink

Qrecall loaded and ready. Just need to plug in the External Drive tomorrow. Many thanks!

I have a feeling that Qrecall will not get any chance to do a 'small' incremental back-up. Not for a while at least. ooo

My SD pass was lost, as was lots more. I need reminders of things that I 'used-to' have on the MBP. Hopeless.

Argh!

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Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Tue 08-Mar-11 22:21:12
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Thanks - shall load/pay for that again.

Adrian recommend Qrecall so will try that.

So much to load - Too much to remember.

Do you remember all your apps? crazy

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Standard User Adrian
(experienced) Tue 08-Mar-11 22:22:40
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While I love QRecall and think it is infinitely Superior to Time Machine, I would still urge you to have a second backup using a different method and if you can't keep it away from your home, at least keep it somewhere remote from your computer. Disaster and break ins do happen, sadly.

Yes I am paranoid about backups!

Adrian

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Standard User Adrian
(experienced) Tue 08-Mar-11 22:24:05
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Did you get the beta release?

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Standard User Guest_Again
(legend) Tue 08-Mar-11 22:29:37
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I AM going to use a couple of different solutions. I do with my PC in case one mucks up. Much safer.

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