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any good free backup applications?


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I bought an external hard drive today and it's only copied 10.19 GB in an hour and a half. I'm using SuperDuper, but I just realized that I'd have to pay $30 and get the full version to use "smart update", otherwise I'm gonna have to wait 6-7 hours again next time I wanna update.

I'm planning on updating at least once a day, so I'm gonna need to pay the $30 for the program, or find a free application with a smart update-like feature.


Do any of you know of any good free backup applications with a "smart update" feature?

Or do any of you know where I could find a "coupon code" for SuperDuper?
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go to www.versiontracker.com

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What about Time Machine? Do you have Leopard?
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yeah if you have leopard then just use

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carbon copy cloner is very popular

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SuperDuper (registered with Smart Backup) is the go but question one - are you using Firewire or USB 2? USB 2 is not really a Mac thing and is oh so slow. SuperDuper took about 2 hours to back up 25GB, however the Smart Update does a weekly check and upgrade in about twenty minutes.

You can't blame the developer for wanting a buck for his/their hard work I guess.
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OK so SuperDuper was going really slow, but I downloaded Carbon Copy Cloner and it did it all in 2 and a half hours. I'm using USB because it needs to work with mac & pc, plus I don't have any more outlets left in my room.

What do I need to do to just UPDATE it with Carbon Copy Cloner now, instead of totally erasing the HD and cloning it again? Do I just have to select "incremental backup of selected items" and remember what folders & stuff I have edited/added to and select those, or is there another way?
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OK so SuperDuper was going really slow, but I downloaded Carbon Copy Cloner and it did it all in 2 and a half hours. I'm using USB because it needs to work with mac & pc, plus I don't have any more outlets left in my room.

What do I need to do to just UPDATE it with Carbon Copy Cloner now, instead of totally erasing the HD and cloning it again? Do I just have to select "incremental backup of selected items" and remember what folders & stuff I have edited/added to and select those, or is there another way?
Use the incremental backup. CCC will know which folders\files have changed since your last backup. However, you might want to consider doing a complete backup every so often - that is, erasing and doing a full backup. CCC will also make sure your external USB drive is bootable in case you run into difficulty with your internal HD. Regards.
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Use the incremental backup. CCC will know which folders\files have changed since your last backup. However, you might want to consider doing a complete backup every so often - that is, erasing and doing a full backup. CCC will also make sure your external USB drive is bootable in case you run into difficulty with your internal HD. Regards.
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I'll try that next time.
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