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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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      iGoUSB Backup is a portable plug'n use software solution that provides a simple, efficient and uncluttered way to save a copy of your computer files, documents, pictures, music and video files for the non-technical person.


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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      rsnapshot is a rsync based backup utillity, providing filesystem snapshot functionality. It can take incremental snapshots of local and remote filesystems for any number of machines.
      This alternative is disputed. Rsnapshot is still a legitimate alternative to Time Machine, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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