Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Is there a free BackUp Utility out there for OS-X, maybe an opensource-ware - Mac Software Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Is there a free BackUp Utility out there for OS-X, maybe an opensource-ware ethox Posted: July 9, 2004 5:29PM in Mac Software edited January 2014 I would like a simple backup uitility, and would be nice if it were free. Is there such a "free" software out there? Comments Reply 1 of 4 kickaha Posts: 8,760member July 9, 2004 10:58PM Many. I use ditto on the command line for complete mirroring, and rsyncx (available online) for incremental backups. They're both hellaciously powerful, but without GUIs. rsyncx comes with RsyncX.app, a GUI to set up some of the more commonly used options, but it's not exactly user friendly, and you're much better off reading the documentation and using it directly, IMO.OTOH, there are a handful of GUI based apps to do these sorts of things, although my experience with them is that they simply don't have the raw capability of ditto and rsyncx.(Note - there is an rsync that ships with MacOS X, but it *cannot handle resource forks*. Silly, eh? rsyncx adds HFS+ support explicitly - work is underway to include this functionality in the base rsync distribution, but it's not there yet.) Reply 2 of 4 jwri004 Posts: 626member July 10, 2004 7:34AM Some options are :Carbon Copy ClonerSilverkeeper (from Lacie) Reply 3 of 4 wrldwzrd89 Posts: 64member July 10, 2004 1:16PM Quote:Originally posted by jwri004 Some options are :Carbon Copy ClonerSilverkeeper (from Lacie) I use Carbon Copy Cloner myself - it's available at http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html. I recommend CCC because it uses ditto internally and is capable of making bootable backups. Reply 4 of 4 isilor Posts: 10member July 13, 2004 12:34PM Quote:Originally posted by jwri004 Some options are :Carbon Copy ClonerSilverkeeper (from Lacie) I've used both and still use Silverkeeper. Mostly as it's inteface is a bit easier to use (in my opinion at least). It doesn't like network drives very much though. Sign In or Register to comment.