iBackup
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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
Version 7.5:
  • Added OS X 10.9 support
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.3.9 or later



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iBackup User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 7.x:
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dimardo reviewed on 20 Dec 2012
just work
[Version 7.4]


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Fhf reviewed on 29 Dec 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!
[Version 7.1]


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Acuraice commented on 21 Nov 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!
[Version 7.0.1]

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Cattus-Thraex replied on 15 Dec 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. replied on 20 Sep 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 replied on 06 Jul 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 commented on 18 Nov 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.
[Version 7.0]


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Wildfox commented on 17 Nov 2010
Someone should mention that (as stated in the iBackup 'Help') iBackup does not backup to external harddrives of any kind. iBackup is easy and does exactly what it says, but I deleted it after I got an external hard drive.
[Version 7.0]

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Tideshark replied on 17 Nov 2010
iBackup does backup to external hard drives mounted to your Mac. I've used both my iPod and my USB/FW400 Lacie external hard drive without a problem.
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Cattus-Thraex replied on 15 Dec 2010
You are entirely wrong: iBackup does backup unto external drives too, including ones connected, say, to a Airport Extreme wl router.
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Jeff-H. replied on 20 Sep 2011
Backing up to an external as I write this
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Bluzy reviewed on 10 Sep 2010
This has been a very reliable backup program for me, although occasionally I will get applescript errors that force me to restart the program. Also, it doesn't seem to work on my Power PC G3 ibook, even though I am running Tiger. For everything else though, it's worked great. For a "non-clone" backup, i.e. not a backup of your whole hard drive, it's hard to beat. I find the addition of application and system preferences and the ability to fine-tune which folders get backed up to be very useful, and restoring files is very easy. Even though I have three other purchased backup programs, I often come back to this one because of its reliability and ease of use.
[Version 6.7.3.4]

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Cattus-Thraex replied on 16 Dec 2010
Not designed for clone backup, CCC is for this purpose, another wonderful free application.
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Vins80 commented on 22 Jan 2010
Very useful tool, I use it together with Time Machine.
As said from someone else, with iBackup it's much easier to copy or restore preferences of many applications (iCal calendars, for example).
And I agree, the developer is very friendly!
[Version 6.7.1]


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Schmelding commented on 10 Dec 2009
The Backup of the Beast?
[Version 6.6.6]


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Shotgunweddings reviewed on 10 Dec 2009
Works as advertised and it's free. No complaints.

Love the version number too 666. That should send the religious zealots into a frenzy.
[Version 6.6.6]


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Mjk commented on 10 Dec 2009
Love the version number. Pity it's not Halloween. :o
[Version 6.6.6]


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j.doe had trouble on 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?
[Version 7.3.1]


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simichavel had trouble on 24 Dec 2005
Still having backup problems. It seems that the trouble begins with v. 4.0.9, since with every update since I have had trouble and consistently return to 4.0.8, which always runs perfectly.

iBook G3 / OS 10.3.9
[Version 4.1.3]


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simichavel had trouble on 18 Dec 2005
It was nice to see 4.1.1 come out so quickly after problems with 4.1 were reported. But now I am having trouble with this release as well. (1) Backing takes an extremely long time. (2) It completely ties up the computer, making it almost impossible even to force quit iBackup itself. (3) It doesn't manage memory well. Namely, although the preferences are set to replace the old backed up material with new, it doesn't find enough memory to do so. Which just does not work out mathematically, in my case. It'll have to be back to 4.0.8 yet again for me.

iBook G3/OSX 10.3.9
[Version 4.1.1]



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Quiiick rated on 12 Sep 2013

[Version 7.5]



Ctmartin rated on 11 Sep 2013

[Version 7.5]



Cybernaut rated on 28 Mar 2013

[Version 7.4]



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nobody2011 rated on 19 Aug 2012

[Version 7.4]



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THEE:LEE rated on 16 Apr 2012

[Version 7.4]



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PeterCa rated on 09 Apr 2012

[Version 7.4]



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CloudB rated on 09 Apr 2012

[Version 7.4]



Marvinbcn rated on 09 Mar 2011

[Version 7.2]



Jamieb-64 rated on 16 Feb 2011

[Version 7.2]



+8

Vins80 rated on 08 Jan 2011

[Version 7.2]


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Version Downloads:8,271
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Free
Date:10 Sep 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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