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Hi Guys,

A client of mine who is migrating from a Windows environment to a Mac environment wants to have a backup and disaster recovery solution for his Mac network. At this moment he is using symantec Backupexec for the incremental backups etc. ...

Now he is wondering what is a good equilavent for Mac, with the same options + in the same pricerange. Time machine isn't an option he already told me.

Grtz
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if it just one mac there are a number of different approaches he can take.

first of all, i have to say Time machine is crap so avoid like plague.


1. He can have an external pocket (1tb) drive and can use a software like Carbon copy cloner to have a clone of the mac. He can also have a script to do it automatically. Another software similar to Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) is Super Duper. both of them can be purchased very cheaply.

2. We use Retrospect to backup data on the servers and on clients. it is quite good and has worked flawlessly for us over the years.

3. My personal choice would be number 1 if it is a single mac or 2 if it is more than one and a server is involved.

there are many other options available, such as attempo time navigator etc but there aren't really good.

this link will help you choose more >> http://mac-backup-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
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I've chosen 'PresStore Backup' as my disaster recovery backup solution :).
Is kinda the same as backupexec. And has a really simple GUI. But retrospect would've done the job also,
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See previous response.
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prestore is quite good but a bit complex and has always hanged/frozen on me but we had a SCSI mac server to the tape drive. may work for you though :)
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