Cloning and/or Backing up a MAC

Clone, synchronize, backup. Schedule and forget it. Try it 'til you trust it. Bombich Software's Carbon Copy Cloner is a free download. Version 3 supports Tiger and Leopard.

Carbon Copy Cloner Features:

√ Complete, bootable backups

√ Simple interface for indicating exactly what you want to back up

√ Restore using the same process used for backup

√ Backups are non-proprietary, so you can browse them or use them with Migration Assistant

√ Fast, incremental backups copy only the items that have changed since the last backup

√ Archival backup archives items that have been deleted from the source

√ Support for block-level disk-to-disk clones

√ Support for backing up across the network to another Macintosh

√ Back up to hard drives or to disk images

√ Schedule backup tasks on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis, or you can indicate that a backup task should run when the backup device is attached (e.g. an iPod). You don't even need to be logged in for your backups to occur!

√ CCC recognizes iPods specifically, allowing time for the iPod:iTunes synchronization to complete

√ Built-in software update feature notifies you when updates are available