Friday, 8 June 2012

How can I backup Mac Lion data | Tips to backup your Mac OS X

What is Data Backup?
Backup is the process of creating copies of data which may be used to restore the original one in case of any data loss situation. This allows you to keep your data secure even if you lose your computer or in case of any disasters happen and it is always best to prepare for the worst. You can create Your backup data either in the form of 'Image' or 'Clone'.

Following are the options available to create backup for Mac user :-

Time Machine:- One of the best backup utilities for your Mac is Time Machine. It's a free and inbuilt feature of Mac. Time capsule works as a network storage device specifically for Time Machine backups. Time Machine keeps an incremental backup in which modified portion of original data is updated rather than copying entire data.

Drop Box:-
Drop Box is a popular online application, which allows you to store your data at remote server via internet. You can store data upto 2 GB absolutely free. The user can access and modify the remotely stored data from anywhere and at any time.

Backblaze:- One of the online backup utilities is backblaze which offers to backup and store all your files on remote data storage media. It runs in the background through a system preference pane, the system will backup your files and allow you a quick method for retrieving them.

Carbon Copy Cloner:- It offers fast, incremental backups that copy only modified items that differ from the last backup . You can take backup at schedule time. You can back up to a locally-attached hard drive, to a network volume, or to another Macintosh across your network or across the Internet.

Super Duper:- You can create a bootable clone of your startup drive, and create full and incremental backups. You can use its smart update capabilities to update existing clones, instead of having to create new ones. It has number of exciting features but it is not a free tool.

Stellar Drive Clone:- You can create exact replica or a mirror image of your hard drive or any selected volume by using this tool. There are three major options in this software 'Cloning & Imaging', 'Restore' and 'Tools'. This cloning software includes so many exciting and advance features.

Cloning & Imaging - With the 'Clone' option, you can create an exact copy of the entire Mac hard drive or any selected volume.
Restore - This option helps to restore the lost data.
Tools - You can create a Boot DVD to clone the Boot volume of your Mac.

These are the ways by which you can create backup and prepare yourself to face any disaster. If you don't want to lose your valuable information then choose any of the above options to backup your data.

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