I used CCC a looong time ago and it was great. I haven't used it in forever though and remember hearing a lot of posters saying they preferred Super Duper. After reviewing them both and seeing they both do bootable clones... I can only surmise that SD was preferred due to ...? better back up capabilities?<br>I downloaded CCC for free as opposed to to SD @ $28. I figure with TM why would I need anything more than CCC?<br><br>Any thoughts?<br><br>
I've used both and both are great. Super Duper doesn't require a payment ...you just don't get some of the advanced features. <br><br>The new CCC looks sweet. I'd probably go for it if I absolutely had to choose one.<br><br>zweisoft<br>
I agree with your conclusion that there's no need to pay for a bootable backup utility nowadays, so the free CCC should be more than you'll ever need. <br><br>I gave up worrying about bootable backups a couple of years ago. I don't really know why, but I think it happened after I went completely OS X and got a large external drive. Ever since then, all the stuff I really need is neatly located in my Home folder, rather than the way OS 9 had things all over the place. I started backing up only my Home folder, instead of the whole ball of wax about that time. My OS and applications are on CD's or DVD's, so I could easily reinstall them. Now we have Time Machine, too.<br><br><br>
Ever since then, all the stuff I really need is neatly located in my Home folder,<br><br>Yeah, but I don't have to reinstall all those apps and serials this way! <br><br>And it takes about 20 minutes to restore the whole system ... exactly.<br><br>Don't have a drive for TM.. just yet.<br><br>
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I started using Super Duper because it was so much faster than CCC. However, CCC 3.0.1 is acceptably fast, and it is Leopard compatible. I find it easier to use when making compressed (.dmg) disk images and to select specific files for backup. Mike Bombich is requesting a $10 donation, but he certainly deserves it for his dedicated development of this tool. AFAIK, Super Duper does not back up properly when running from Leopard. I tried it once and the backup was not successful. However, I have backed up a Leopard disk several times with Super Duper while started from 10.4.11.<br><br>Who serves his fellows, is of his fellows greatest - Chingachgook (by legend) <br><br>Scout
_________________________ Who serves his fellows, is of his fellows greatest - Chingachgook (by legend) Scout
AFAIK, Super Duper does not back up properly when running from Leopard. I tried it once and the backup was not successful.<br><br>When I checked the site last night they were saying they had almost worked out all the kinks and were expecting to have a Leopard compatible version in about a week.<br><br>Thanks all.<br><br>
i've been using Synk for some time. the developer gave it to me for an education price of $5 (i think -- it was really cheap, though). he had a Leopard version when Leopard came out and he's active in his discussion forums, etc. i back up twice a week and it's smooth as buttuh.<br><br><a href="http://www.decimus.net/">http://www.decimus.net/</a><br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>All versions of Synk 6 feature ZeroScan, the revolutionary new technology that makes updating your backups blazingly fast. When you can update a backup of your entire hard drive in 10 seconds, suddenly it's not so hard to keep everything up to date.<p><hr></blockquote><p>
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