Do you back up?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know you heard it all before. But with the price of hard drives these days, it’s crazy not to have at least one if not two full clones of your hard drive.

I’ve been using Carbon Copy Cloner on my Mac with pretty good success. I’ve transferred a few hard drives a number of times relatively unscathed. But it sounds like there are some significant issues with backup software on the Mac. That’s not really a surprise (don’t even get me started on Retrospect), but I hadn’t realized how widespread the issues were.

This article, Mac Backup Software Harmful, by Maurits of plasticsfuture.org, explains the issues, mostly having to do with problems with metadata. He then goes on to review the major backup software packages: The State of Backup and Cloning Tools under Mac OS X.

The only one that passed the tests? SuperDuper!

Time to review my backup system!

posted May 12, 2006 by ben

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