OS X & Backing Up

in macOS edited January 2014
I'm curious if anyone has good backup scheme under Mac OS X... I'd like to use Retrospect out to my tape drive, but the option doesn't yet exist.

Mac OS X can't really be considered a full fledge operating system without reliable and easy backup support (although OSX wonderful in every other respect).

Anyone able to get tar working over firewire to a tape drive (of any type)? Anyone had any luck with any other *nix tools (rsync, cpio?). I use rsync to back up a RedHat server to my Mac, but don't want to go the other direction.

Anyone use any good OS X utilities which will work with a tape drive?

Everyday that goes by under OS X without a back up makes me more and more nervous.



  • Reply 1 of 4
    katekate Posts: 172member

    But while waiting for Apple to provide the API hooks Retrospect had been asking for, try this site for another way.

    <a href="http://www.bombich.com/mactips/backitup"; target="_blank">http://www.bombich.com/mactips/backitup</a>;

    At least it's an alternative.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    kcmackcmac Posts: 1,051member
    I use Tri-Backup. It works great and now it makes bootable disks.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    katekate Posts: 172member
    [quote]Originally posted by kcmac:

    <strong>I use Tri-Backup. It works great and now it makes bootable disks.</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Hey, great tip, didn't know that one! Thx.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    You might also look into Folders Synchronizer, which synchs entire disks as well as folders. Has lots of features, used it for a while to sync my lombard and beige g3.

    $30 last time I looked.
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