Norton Ghost Alternatives for Mac

    Norton Ghost is not available for Mac but there are some alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Clonezilla, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Norton Ghost and nine of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Norton Ghost are Rescuezilla (Free, Open Source), Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office (Paid), Time Machine (Free) and Carbon Copy Cloner (Paid).

    This page was last updated Dec 1, 2021

    1. Clonezilla is a free software disaster recovery, disk cloning and deployment solution.
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      Most users think Clonezilla is a great alternative to Norton Ghost.
      One of the most important features of norton ghost is live backups which is not supported by Clonezilla
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    2. Rescuezilla is a free, easy-to-use hard drive disk cloning and imaging application that boots as a live USB. Rescuezilla is fully interoperable with Clonezilla. This means that backups created by Clonezilla, can be restored with Rescuezilla (and vice versa).
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    3. Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is a software product produced by Acronis that provides data protection including, backup, archive, access and recovery for Microsoft, macOS, iOS and Android operating systems.
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      Most users think Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office is a great alternative to Norton Ghost.
    4. Time Machine is the breakthrough automatic backup that’s built right into Mac OS X. It keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on your Mac — digital photos, music, movies, TV shows, and documents. Now, if you ever have the need, you can easily go back in time to recover anything.
    5. Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) features an interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure very intuitive. In addition to general backup, CCC can also clone one hard drive to another, copying every single block or file to create an exact replica of your source hard drive.
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    6. SuperDuper makes recovery painless, because it makes creating a fully bootable backup painless. Its incredibly clear, friendly interface is understandable, easy to use, and its built-in scheduler makes it trivial to back up automatically.
    7. Stellar Drive Clone is a complete Mac Hard Drive Cloning utility that clones and creates a disk image of the Mac hard drive, Solid State Drives, Partitions and External Hard Drives. This Mac cloning tool supports HFS-to-HFS, FAT-to-FAT and NTFS-to-EXFAT cloning.
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    8. MKSBackup is a free front-end for common backup tools like MS Windows ntbackup, and it successor wbadmin, Un*x tools like tar, but also popular ghettoVCB to backup Virtual Machine on VMware ESX(i) host.

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      The product seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.3, released in March 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Keep incremental versions of disk images, virtual machines, multi-media and log files in a fraction of the space used by other backup programs. Retain versions for years, instead of weeks.
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