Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Backup 3.0

Joe Kissell:

The main reason for these revisions is that Apple has done something truly unexpected: they’ve actually made Backup a useful backup application. I can’t overemphasize the significance of this move. I’ve made no secret of my disdain for earlier versions of Backup, which lacked basic features I consider crucial. Although I’ve only spent about an hour so far testing Backup 3.0, I have to say that so far I actually like it. I might even use it. In fact, I might even go so far as to recommend it—for certain kinds of users in certain situations—in lieu of my old favorite, Retrospect.

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I was using CARBON COPY CLONE 2.3 to back up my Lacie external HD. After installing Mac OS 10.4 it just didn't seem to work. Bought a new HD from OWC and used the BackUp 3.0 that came with it on both External HD's and it worked perfectly.

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