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Backup Solutions Beyond Time Machine

While adjusting Time Machine's operation may work for some people, others may want a tool that offers a different set of features, more granular control of their backups, or tools that can be used with older Mac OS X versions and/or other computing platforms. If that sounds like you, here are some freeware, donation ware, and commercial alternative backup options to check out. These are broken down into three broad categories:

  • Those that are designed to perform local backups (to a connected hard drive or to a shared drive on your home or office network)
  • Those designed to integrate with a server or cloud based file storage or dedicated backup service
  • Those that offer both types of features

Local Backups

Carbon Copy Cloner




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Roxio Retrospect

Cloud Backups


Combination of Local and Cloud Backup Options



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