iBackup
iBackup
7.6

4.3

iBackup free download for Mac

iBackup

7.6
24 October 2015

Backup and restore tool.

Overview

iBackup is a simple to use backup/restore utility for scheduled backups of files, folders, applications and your system preferences like the dock, deskop picture, time settings, firewall, Bluetooth and system applications like AddressBook, Mail, Stickies, iChat, iTunes and more. You can edit these preferences settings and add your own.

What's new in iBackup

Version 7.6: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements for iBackup

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

68 iBackup Reviews

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Fhf
29 December 2010

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My MacBook Pro just had a system issue which affected Finder window display and IPhoto albums. No amount of tinkering would fix the issues, so I decided that an OS reinstall was in order. After erasing the volume, re-installing 10.6.5 and my files via Migration Assistant, the problem was still there. Aak!. I finally used iBackup to back up just my core Apple apps: Safari, iCal, Address Book, Mail, and Keychains. These I really wanted to be right, as losing or manually replacing them would be a complete pain. Erased the HD, reinstalled the OS, but did not take up the installer's offer to import my user settings. Basically, the computer was back to factory-new state. Gulped, ran iBackup 'restore', and bingo! All my mail and mailboxes, Safari bookmarks and history, Address Book contacts, and iCal calendars were just the way I had left them before wiping the HD. Very cool. Oh, and the problems that had prompted me to do the clean install were finally gone; everything works properly. Five stars and a donation to the developer from me!
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Version 7.1
triche
16 July 2017
Good software... unfortunately non more updates since years..
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Version 7.6
kscmint
22 June 2016
Very good backup and restore tool based on rsync. Good point is that it allows you to select OSX specific files to be backed up like applications and system settings.
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Version 7.6
Finkel
28 October 2015
I can't get it fully working on 10.11.1. Opening plugins produces error "ls: /Users/samuel/Library/Application Support/iBackup/Update/plugins/System Settings: No such file or directory (1)" Any Ideas?
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Version 7.6
Kees-Stoute
03 February 2015
STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS! I'm here to share my bad experience in case anyone is considering their cloud services. I've been a loyal client of this company since 2006. Been using their cloud services to store and organize my documents since the start of my business. It was all good until one fine day my credit card expired. They just sent the payment reminder to inform me that my credit card expired. The bank was already in the process of sending me the replacement card during that time. Then disaster strikes. Before I could update my new credit card details online, they suspended my account due to failure of payment. I rang up their support immediately and informed them my situation. Not only they were RUDE, they mentioned that it's IMPOSSIBLE to retrieve my data. I was told that my account and all associated data was deleted the moment the payment failed. Feeling devastated, I even offered to pay them additional just to retrieve my data. They rejected me straight and even explicitly said that it's my own fault. I'm not that tech savvy but I believe there should be some form of data replication in their servers right? 9 years worth of data were wiped clean just because of one failure to make payment on time. If you are thinking of opting to go with this company for their cloud services, you are better off with Google Drive or some other cloud providers. THEIR SERVICE IS SIMPLY APPALLING.
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Version 7.5
1 answer(s)
M-Rick
M-Rick
27 March 2015
What are you speaking about??
Are you sure you're posting in the right place??
iBackup is totally free and has always been, and there is no cloud service behind.
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KirillM
21 December 2014
Latest version 7.6 with 10.10 support
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Version 7.5
2 answer(s)
sbchavel
sbchavel
05 January 2015
where? pls provide link.
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Mibrilane
Mibrilane
01 February 2015
Grapefruit (the developer) lists 7.6 at their site:

http://www.grapefruit.ch/iBackup/downloads.html

MacUpdate should update this listing.
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dimardo
20 December 2012
just work
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Version 7.4
j-doe
28 May 2011
for a PPC machine running 10.3.9, i had hoped to rely on iBackup 7.3.1 to perform a weekly backup. (i do use the old machine regularly, and keep information on it i would like regularly backed up.) iBackup does write the backup to the proper place (a drive on an external machine, and the machine being backed up is connected to the external machine via cat5 cable, so no airport issues with speed or connectivity). it is incredibly sloowwwwwwww. the weekly backup started friday at 7:30am, and 26.5 hours later, it is 961MB through a 2.6GB backup. i can see progress in the log drawer occasionally (chgrp commands from what i can tell at the moment), so i know it's not completely hung. it is in the Applications folder, and once i can get the whole folder backed up, i can take that out of the list of things to back up. why would the chgrp commands be so slow? why are they necessary? is there something else that could be causing the slowness? any thoughts?
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Version 7.3.1
Fhf
29 December 2010
My MacBook Pro just had a system issue which affected Finder window display and IPhoto albums. No amount of tinkering would fix the issues, so I decided that an OS reinstall was in order. After erasing the volume, re-installing 10.6.5 and my files via Migration Assistant, the problem was still there. Aak!. I finally used iBackup to back up just my core Apple apps: Safari, iCal, Address Book, Mail, and Keychains. These I really wanted to be right, as losing or manually replacing them would be a complete pain. Erased the HD, reinstalled the OS, but did not take up the installer's offer to import my user settings. Basically, the computer was back to factory-new state. Gulped, ran iBackup 'restore', and bingo! All my mail and mailboxes, Safari bookmarks and history, Address Book contacts, and iCal calendars were just the way I had left them before wiping the HD. Very cool. Oh, and the problems that had prompted me to do the clean install were finally gone; everything works properly. Five stars and a donation to the developer from me!
Like (6)
Version 7.1
Acuraice
21 November 2010
Not at all! Time machine is the easiest,fastest tool and makes a 100% backup of your mac's contents EXACTLY. I don't know what could be an easier then simply clicking go back in time, and selecting a files/files you want to retore and then clicking resotre,that not only resotre the entire application but its assosiated preferences also in one click! these people on here are morons that they woul put thier faith in a cheap utility that time machine alreayd does better FREE!
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Version 7.0.1
3 answer(s)
Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
15 December 2010
You hasten to comment what you do not master: iBackup does partially what TM does, just that it requires less space (1/3, approx.) Otherwise, yes, CCC is also a backup utility, but also requires a lot more disk space. But, if you wnat to clone the entire boot disk, it is wonderful (tested it yesterday, after upgrading to a 500 GB disk, previously cloned using CCC).
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Jeff-H-
Jeff-H-
20 September 2011
Time Machine is ok unless the system itself gets some hidden corruption that us mere mortals can't isolate. Then if you want just some base files to do a restore and NOT the entire system you're sorta hosed. Plus TM is an incredible hard drive space hog. With iBackup you can do a CLEAN install and then import what you want.
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Zarbong
Zarbong
06 July 2012
While the above sounds a bit trollish, let me point out the numerous threads about TimeMachine deciding to create a new backup because of a "verification" problem. Alternatives are a great thing, particularly for critical data. Is TM amazing when it works? Yes. Have I had to create a new image, losing all the data in the previous one? You bet. Secondary backup systems like this are your friend....
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Wildfox
18 November 2010
You are correct, Tideshark. Apparently iBackup or Mac OS X has made progress with this problem in recent versions, although the discussion of the 'Volumes' problem remains at FAQ#7. Works for me now.
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Version 7.0
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4.3

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