When I got my Mac, one of the first things I put in my applications folder was a backup app. I always worry about my files on my computer somehow or someway getting damaged. The problem with finding a good backup application, was that there were way too many of them. I searched many places to find a good one for a reasonable price. I kept hearing about SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner. I have tried Carbon Copy Cloner once before and it just wasn’t for me. I didn’t enjoy using the interface and it did not make incremental backups. SuperDuper was a fantastic app which had a very easy interface for me and I liked it a lot. The only thing that pushed me away, was the 30 dollar price-tag. Whenever I’m getting something for my Mac, such as an application, I always look for a less expensive option out there, and 99% of the time, I find one. iBackup was the one. With iBackup, you have one of the easiest interface for making backups. To make backups in iBackup:
- Check off the folders on the list shown or add folders you would like to backup.
- Once you’ve done that, connect your backup drive and then click on the “Set…” button to set a location for iBackup to back up to.
- My favorite feature with iBackup is the option to backup only changed files, which saves me from having to backup my Home folder each time.
- Click on Settings icon to make incremental backups.
- Then go to the Advanced section and click “Ditto for 1 and rsync for backup 2..n”.