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    Time Machine Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Time Machine for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Restic, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Time Machine and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Time Machine are Carbon Copy Cloner (Paid), Duplicacy (Freemium, Open Source), ChronoSync (Paid) and Duplicity (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    Time Machine is the breakthrough automatic backup that’s built right into Mac OS X. It keeps an up-to-date copy of...
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    1. ZetaWatch is a small OS X program that displays the zfs status in the menu bar, similar to what iStat Menus does for other information. It is fairly well tested, but due to the current state of libzfs and libzfs_core, changes will be required until the API stabilizes.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      iBackup is a simple to use backup/restore utility.


      The last update was released in 2014.

    2. BackupVault is a UK based provider of secure, automated and offsite backup solutions aimed at the small/medium sized business.
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    3. Your one stop mail backup and archiving tool for Mac. Automatically backup mails from Apple Mail, Outlook for Mac, Office 365 for Mac, Thunderbird, Postbox, Gmail, Yahoo and other mail services supporting IMAP and POP service directly on your Mac.

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Ferro Backup System™ (FBS) is a professional, network backup system intended for small offices and large corporations and institutions alike.
    4. With Time Drive it’s easy to keep all of your files files, photos, music and documents backed up. Just set it up, and then let Time Drive do the rest of the work.


      The Time Drive website ( returns "access denied" from the top level down.

    5. With Parachute you can backup your data to both local and remote locations, including your hard disk, external disks, FTP/SFTP servers, USB memory sticks, network volumes, your iDisk and pretty much anything your Mac can connect to.
    6. Right Backup is a useful application that allows you to store your personal data on the cloud. Its an online backup storage provider working over several platforms to keep your valuable data safe and secure.
    7. An rsync based backup solution for *NIX based system(s), with a flexible scripting subsystem which provides a range of advanced features, customization and flexibility. LBackup is aimed at system administrators.
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