Personal Backup X9
Personal Backup X9
10.9.3

3.6

Personal Backup X9 free download for Mac

Personal Backup X9

10.9.3
14 February 2018

Versatile backup utility.

Overview

Intego Personal Backup X9 makes copies of your files for quick and easy recovery in case of theft, data corruption, or natural disasters. Run manual backups or create an automated schedule that backs up your information for you. Whether you want control of your backups or prefer to set it and forget it, Intego Personal Backup’s got you covered.

  • Back up your digital assets including documents, emails and settings Easily restore previous versions of critical documents
  • Clone the system disk to boot from an external disk if problems occur Schedule backups
  • Advanced dashboard widget Incremental backup
  • Clone (bootable backup) Two-way synchronization Multiple version backup Backup preview
  • Pre- and post-commands
  • Backup scripting (options to target a backup)
  • Pause backups
  • Backup statistics
  • Backup to local and network locations, removable media, optical media or remote FTP

What's new in Personal Backup X9

Version 10.9.3:
  • Bug fixes

25 Personal Backup X9 Reviews

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Teaspham
25 May 2008

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I originally bought Intego Personal Backup x4 which I found to be a solid program and then later updated to x5 about 3 months after x5 came out because I wanted the synchronisation functions. I CANNOT recommend Personal Backup x5's synchronisation function. It is a horridly bug ridden program for synchronisation (which is a new feature of x5). For that, you should turn to ChronoSync. Intego's technical support is also very horrible in responding to customer technical problems. They do not respond on time, if ever. I was having a lot of errors when Personal Backup x5 was performing a synchronisation between two folders that exist on two different computers. The folders are 5GB in size and usually took over 45 minutes for the synchronisation to complete (and with errors) each time, not just the first sycn. I finally gave up x5 hoping Intego would come out with a fix. They have not been responding to my requests for help nor have they been acknowledging that their program has bugs in it, if that is the case. I've turned to the demo version of ChronoSync and the makes of ChronoSync have give me a time limited, unlimited data transfer serial number for the mean time to fully test out their program before I buy it. Using ChronoSync to perform the same function of syncrhonising the 5GB folders, the sync happens very quickly (in a matter of less than 4 minutes) and with no errors. ChronoSync has not given me any errors. Intego's Backup constantly gives me errors and Intego's tech support seems to be indicating that it might be something I'm doing wrong. That is likely not the case since I have no problems with ChronoSync. If you're considering a sycn or backup program, I recommend going to ChronoSync. It doesn't only do syncs, but backups too. ChronoSync will soon have the ability to create bootable backups too. Besides, ChronoSync is a cheaper software at $30.
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Version 10.5.1
Bruce-y
24 July 2018
I purchased this a long time ago and have not updated in years. It used to work well on older OS X. But I cannot say how well it is working on current OS X. However it is true that when you go to their website, there is No more any product listing for Personal Backup. It is ONLY listed as a line item in "Mac Premium Bundle", which costs $85/year (or the current 'special' price of $70/yr). So at very least, MU should revise the listed price and explain that it is now required to purchase the premium bundle. (Unless there is some secret page which allows purchase separately, but I did not find such.)
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Version 10.9.3
pjator
30 October 2016
Cloning and synchronizing runs smoothly and flawlessly; it's a good backup solution, if you want to COMBINE antivirus, firewall and backup (and web content control) in one bundle: this is is a good bargain, too, compared to a separate internet security program plus a separate backup program, i.e. if you buy the premium bundle with 25-40% bonus. Recommended
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Version 10.9
Mcjf
23 February 2016
As it says above: Personal Backup is now only available as part of Intego's Mac Premium Bundle X8.
At that price you most definitely want to check out other options first:
for cloning SuperDuper or CCC, for sync, backup + cloning definitely Backuplist+.
And you get the added bonus that their software won't install stuff needlessly running in the background all the time (NetUpdate, Backup-background daemon... and the like).
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Version 10.8.5
Jimge
31 October 2012
This does exactly what I want it to, easily and quickly. I use it for backup and bootable backup ("cloning"). I looked around at the free software, and the commercial. This came up tops at under $30 ($27 with the download discount) for my two systems. Differences between "Backup" (from whole volume to root level on destination), and "Clone" (creating a bootable backup) are relatively obvious as are the particular settings (more or less intuitive). Does a nice job of incremental backups (a little slower as it seems to err on the side of recopying a few more files than, say, Silverkeeper does, but that is just how it seems). The interface is nice and progress well reported. I use it with an identical (and interchangeable for added offsite security) pair of LaCie Porsche Design mobile 1TB USB3/2 drives, with 4 partitions. It treats each partition as a volume. Once set up (I had to do a second run a couple of times to get a complete and clean destination set), it all works perfectly.
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Version 10.6.5
Fontanitum
07 December 2008
Plenty of flashy, useless graphics, poor UI .... basic work done Make sure you have plenty of room on your HD, Personal Backup X5 is VERY hungry. If you have changes in (say) 30% of your disk, you need al least 40% to 50% extra space available on the HD where the backup copy is. Apparently this "software" copies the WHOLE batch, then notices there are duplicates and deletes them, instead of doing this task, if not necessarily file-by-file, but at least (say) Gb by Gb. I shared this suggestion with the developer (he was staffing the Intego "castle" in a Mac show). His Highness thought it wasn't a bad idea and he would "think" about it for "one of" the upcoming releases.
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Version 10.5.4
Mktrashy
30 July 2008
How is this product still on the market? It's been years since the switch from the old MacOS (when this was a really good piece of software) to OS X, and this buggy kluge crashes repeatedly. This company and these programmers have had a lot of time to get it right, but it is still floundering. How hard can it be to get it working properly? Do they not know what they're doing, or do they not care? This is what happens when a company buys a software product and doesn't support it with the necessary resources. Either fix it or get off the pot. Feature set is OK, but low marks for stability and obviously a poor value. Stay away from this till they put some heart back into it.
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Version 10.5.2
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Jfm
Jfm
25 August 2008
I am quite surprised. It is true that there was a time when it used not to be reliable, and I switched for some time to other systems. No longer now, at least in my experience: I use it weekly for cloning my iMac Intel, and it has never failed over the past few months. It is not cheap, but it is easy to use.
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Version 10.5.2
Teaspham
25 May 2008
I originally bought Intego Personal Backup x4 which I found to be a solid program and then later updated to x5 about 3 months after x5 came out because I wanted the synchronisation functions. I CANNOT recommend Personal Backup x5's synchronisation function. It is a horridly bug ridden program for synchronisation (which is a new feature of x5). For that, you should turn to ChronoSync. Intego's technical support is also very horrible in responding to customer technical problems. They do not respond on time, if ever. I was having a lot of errors when Personal Backup x5 was performing a synchronisation between two folders that exist on two different computers. The folders are 5GB in size and usually took over 45 minutes for the synchronisation to complete (and with errors) each time, not just the first sycn. I finally gave up x5 hoping Intego would come out with a fix. They have not been responding to my requests for help nor have they been acknowledging that their program has bugs in it, if that is the case. I've turned to the demo version of ChronoSync and the makes of ChronoSync have give me a time limited, unlimited data transfer serial number for the mean time to fully test out their program before I buy it. Using ChronoSync to perform the same function of syncrhonising the 5GB folders, the sync happens very quickly (in a matter of less than 4 minutes) and with no errors. ChronoSync has not given me any errors. Intego's Backup constantly gives me errors and Intego's tech support seems to be indicating that it might be something I'm doing wrong. That is likely not the case since I have no problems with ChronoSync. If you're considering a sycn or backup program, I recommend going to ChronoSync. It doesn't only do syncs, but backups too. ChronoSync will soon have the ability to create bootable backups too. Besides, ChronoSync is a cheaper software at $30.
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Version 10.5.1
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Teaspham
Teaspham
26 May 2008
I used to highly respect Intego's Personal Backup. Their x4 version gave me no problems. But x5 have given me lots of problem and I wouldn't be as frustrated if their tech support actually worked with me or even finally acknowledge that there is a problem with their program and they're fixing it. To date, I have not received a firm reply from them about my problems. I say ditch Intego and swtich to Econ Technologies, the makers of ChronoSync.
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Version 10.5.1
Jan-rybar
Jan-rybar
27 June 2008
I went back to X4 version - it's fast and reliable.
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Version 10.5.1
Kobeguy
02 July 2006
I bought Backup X3 thinking it would be a solid and easy to use program - after all, how else could they justify the high price? In short, it never really worked well, with occassional crashes and a clumsy interface. In particular, the clone feature never worked. When X4 was released, I could see they cleaned up some of the mess and did a redesign. Great! and then I saw the "upgrade" price. Those of us who financed the work on the new version were rewarded with the prospect of paying big bucks for what we should have gotten the first time. I really feel ripped off. Save your cash for developers who give good value and treat their customers fairly. Deja Vu and Carbon Copy Cloner are great alternatives, work better, and cost a fraction of this program.
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Version 10.4.5
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Teaspham
Teaspham
26 May 2008
Hey, Kobeguy, from reading your experiences it seems that what I'm experiencing is something that has been ongoing since Personal Backup x3, namely poor tech support. Personal Backup x4 seemed to be a solid program for me, but Personal Backup x5 is HORRID. To users who have not yet bought Intego Personal Backup x5, my advice: STAY AWAY FROM BACKUP X5. TRY CHRONOSYNC. The regular demo version of ChronoSync only allows you to sync or back up 500MB of data. If you email them and ask for an time limited and data unlimited version, they will give you a serial number that will allow you to test the program fully with the program expiring in about 2 weeks. This way, you can test how well ChronoSync handles syncing or backing up folders larger than 500MB, if you need that. STAY AWAY FROM INTEGO BACKUP X5 FOR NOW. HORRID PROGRAM AND TECH SUPPORT THEY HAVE!
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Version 10.5.1
Gprovan
03 April 2006
I too had version X3 on my system set up for Auto Update, and I too had it replaced by version X4. Not a good way to go about things! Generally this application has been ok. One problem I found was that some files were not synchronizing and I had to create the scripts all over again, or pick the source disk and destination disk again. Another problem was that if I tried synchronizing a large amount of files, say 7Gb, the system baulked and took days to complete. If I set it to synchronize 3Gb it worked in minutes. I think I'll be looking elsewhere as this has given me several areas of concern.
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Version 10.4.4
Anonymous
21 November 2005
My computer was set for automatic updates so it updated to X4. The previous version was removed (including my custom scripts) - now I can't use the software as it is asking for me to enter a serial number, but my X3 serial number doesn't work. Surely they shouldn't be allowed to do this - forcing users to buy an upgrade, even if they don't want one? "we protect your world" We f**K it up more like!
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Version 10.4.2
$29.99

3.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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