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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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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Online
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      myDataSync is an integration of two of world's most secured and trusted cloud computing platforms i.e., Amazon and Asigra. myDataSync offers unified solution for all your cloud backup and disaster recovery requirements.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.

      Discontinued

      The product seems to be no longer updated.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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    1. Once you’ve downloaded Backaroo, you’ll see it’s actually just 2 simple apps: a ‘Sender’ and a ‘Receiver’. The Sender goes onto machines that will send backups, and the Receiver goes onto the machine that will store them.
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      Functional, lightweight, and free.
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    2. Rebel Backup lets you make encrypted backups of your important files offsite to Dropbox or Google Drive. You control what and how often is backed up, and the encryption happens locally on your computer.
      • Mac
      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.


    3. An easy file backup program to automatically back up your critical data. Don't take chances with your data. Use backup software to manually back up files, or automate the backup process to keep data safe and secure.
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      Data Deposit Box is an established cloud backup solutions company that provides small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with the premium security and protection services utilized by large enterprises.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Backer is a visual front end to the rsync command. It allows the user to select multiple folders and back them up to multiple locations. It stores your backup settings for you so that all your backups can be run easily using a single button click.
    4. Baccus is a flexible, fast and efficient backup application for your Mac. Baccus simplifies and manages multiple backups to external drives and NAS systems.
    5. Folder Snapshot Utility will make a copy of anything you throw at it. Any subsequent snapshot will happen much faster than a copy (up to thousands of times faster) and using much less disk space (perhaps even zero disk space, if nothing has changed).
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