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    Question Backup Software for OSX??
    Hi all,

    We have a mac osx power mac that will be used pretty soon to backup our file and email servers. We plan on mounting the shares on the desktop and getting the backup software to back the shares up.

    We were looking into getting retrospect but I have used the previous versions before and it seems like you have to do so much work with backup sets etc to set up a good granfather, father, son backup scheme (if anybody has any advice to make this easier then much appreciated!).

    Because of this I was wondering if there are any other, good, pieces of backup software out there for mac osx that would fit our requirements. I've had a look around but there doesn't seem to be much around. Have Dantz got the market to themselves?

    Thanks in advance.


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    Murlyn's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2003
    Mount Vernon, WA
    MacBook Pro 2.6 GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM OS 10.5.2
    I really like TRI-Backup and it works beautifully for me and several of my clients.

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    rberry88's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 24, 2004
    Arlington Heights, IL USA
    17" Flat Panel iMac -15" 1.5GHz, 80GB HDD, 128MB ATI video card, 1GB RAM- PowerBook
    I use SuperDuper < > and love it.

    I back up my root/main HDD and two external HDDs with ease, it even does incremental backups. Its not free but it does the job without having to worry or hassle over anything. I've used it for about 8 months now, well worth the money spent for it.
    Looking for a PowerMac G4 for $500 or less USD.

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    Thanks for the advice chaps. Completely forgot about this thread! I'll evaluate both now.

    Thanks again.

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    caribiner23's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 06, 2005
    MacBook Pro Retina 13" iPhone 7 iPad Air and many iPods
    Another vote for SuperDuper. I use it to back up my iBook on a regular basis.

    It's easy, cheap, and does what it does very well.

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