Has anyone found any good Mac backup software?
Most Mac backup software is considered harmful. Before that excellent post came out (in April 06) I was using Impression, but that post revealed shortcomings in the way Impression works.
In theory it’s great. It uses the same mechanism as Spotlight to keep track of the changes on your hard disk – which means each backup should take only a few minutes. But in practice, that mechanism just doesn’t work. Furthermore, every time I backup it finds a list of “conflicts” between my original hard disk and my backup. Huh? There can’t be “conflicts” – it’s a backup – my hard disk wins every time, by definition. Resolving these conflicts takes – literally – half an hour choosing the same option in 214 pop-up menus, due to the design of the interface. And then, sometimes, the backup doesn’t work.
So, I am going to try to get my money back. I’ve never tried getting my money back from a shareware developer. Wish me luck.
Meanwhile, I’m giving SuperDuper a go. It looks happy so far:
Update: the guys at Synk gave me my money back within a few hours, with no quibbles. I’m glad. I wish them the best of luck.