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    Member Since
    Sep 14, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Aluminum 12" 1.33ghz PowerBook G4 w/ 1280mb RAM, 80gb 5400rpm HD, 64mb vid RAM
    built in backup software?
    I was talking to a Best Buy clerk today about external harddrives. I was lamenting the fact that most externals come with backup software (especially one-touch) that only works with windows, and he seemed to think that OSX Tiger had built in backup software. I've looked through Mac help and haven't found anything.
    Does anyone know anything about any sort of built in backup software that would work with your average external?
    If not, does anyone know of an affordable, reliable external with mac-compatable backup software?

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    baggss's Avatar
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    Oct 10, 2004
    3.4 Ghz i7 27 in iMac (2012), 3.4 Ghz i7 MacBook Pro (2015), iPad Pro (2014), iPhone 6+
    Well, you can create a backup disc image of your boot or other drive with Disc utility. I've never done so though. There is always simple drag and drop.

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    Hikaru79's Avatar
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    Aug 04, 2006
    Windsor, Ontario (Canada)
    2.16 Ghz MacbookPro, 1GB RAM, Radeon X1600, 100GB Hard Disk
    Leopard (the upcoming release of OS X) is advertising something called Time Machine which facilitates backups in a number of ways, one of them being to an external drive as you described.

    Unfortunately, it's only coming out next Spring

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    Benjamindaines's Avatar
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    Jan 08, 2005
    A religiously oppressed state
    17" MacBook Pro
    He might mean Backup which you get with .mac.

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