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Take Control of Mac OS X Backups, Fourth Edition by Joe Kissell

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Chapter 5. Choose Your Software

In earlier editions of this book, I made it my goal to be as comprehensive as I could—to give at least some information about every Mac backup program I could find, with software divided into clear, tidy categories, and detailed feature comparison tables in an appendix. My recommendation was basically: figure out what features you need, pick a program that has all of them, and that's that.

In just a few short years, times have changed. When I most recently checked, I found more than 100 Mac OS X backup applications. (And sure, some of them don't meet my criteria for what should count as backup software, but still. A hundred!) Not only that, but many developers have thoughtlessly disregarded the arbitrary boxes I'd ...

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