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Backup software alternatives to Time Machine?

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Mar 15, 2013 8:31 AM

Hi all,

 

I have an Intel iMac running 10.7.5.  It's used for general home use, plus I run my business on it. 

 

I use time machine to backup my general home data to an external drive on a periodic basis.

 

The bulk of my business data is stored on a second external drive, and whilst I have working copies of my business data on the iMac hard drive, it's all sent off to this second external drive for backup.

 

Because Time Machine can't cope (or at least I don't think it can?) with managing different backups to different external drives, I believe I need to use a second piece of backup software to manage the transfer of my business data to the 'business backup' drive.

 

At the moment I'm using a free copy of Super Duper to do this, which was recommended to me a few years ago via this forum.  My free copy doesn't allow incremental backups however, so now that my business backups are taking 8 hours I want to move to incrementals!!

 

My first plan was to buy the full copy of Super Duper, however I'm not certain if the product is still current?  It's not available via the app store, and the discussion forum on the Super Duper website seems closed to new registration. 

 

Questions

 

1)  Does anyone know if the Super Duper product is still being maintained and supported?

 

2)  Are there any other reliable backup software products that I should be considering and that folks on this forum are happy with?  I need to be able to specify specified folders and schedule those for incremental and full backups to a specific external drive on my network.

 

Many thanks!

 

Rob.

Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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