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So I'm about done w/ Time Machine, it just stopped working and Apple Support has run out of ideas on how to go about rebooting it or whatever. I have a 500GB external SeaGate HD and am looking for any other alternative software to backup my MBP. I would like to do an initial full-system backup and then just do like daily or weekly "refresher" backups for any new documents, music, or pics. Thanks in advance!

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Hi, personally I swear by Carbon Copy Cloner - http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html - it's free but I have used it so much I actually donated.

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Thanks, downloaded it and am cloning my Mac HD now... here's hoping...

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Not sure if CCC has been updated, but I know there were some compatibility issues with Leopard at one time. I personally use and recommend SuperDuper! which has been extensively tested.

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Well, seeing as how I'm about 5 min away from being done w/ my system backup on Carbon Copy... I'll give it a try and see how I like it! The two look very similar, though.

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Does anyone know when carbonite.com is going to be released for the Mac?? Their website has been saying "coming soon" for a long time. I use this for the PC and it is GREAT!!


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Well, the Carbon Copy worked great. A flawless, bootable backup of my entire system. I will from here-on-out just update the select folders (pics, music, docs) on a daily/weekly basis and hopefully I should be set!

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