Choose Backup Software

In this chapter, I help you decide which backup software to use for versioned backups and which to use for bootable duplicates. (You might choose the same app for both purposes, but as we’ll see, the best app for one type of backup isn’t necessarily best for the other.)

Decide If Time Machine Is Best for You

Time Machine is the backup software built into the Mac starting with OS X 10.5 Leopard. Apple’s goal was to make backups as easy as possible, and compared to anything that came before it, Time Machine is certainly much simpler to set up and use. In some cases, you can set it up and turn it on with a grand total of one click! It’s hard to beat that. Anything that makes backups easier and thereby encourages more people ...

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