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Personal Backup X9
Personal Backup X9
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Personal Backup X9 free download for Mac

Personal Backup X9

Version 10.9.8

Versatile backup utility.

Personal Backup X9 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 version 10.9.8

Updated on Mar 12 2020

Version 10.9.8:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

33.9 MB

Developer’s website

https://intego.com/

Downloads

64706

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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zlazkow
zlazkow
Jan 21 2022
10.9.8
0.0
Jan 21 2022
0.0
Version: 10.9.8
it is now part of Intego "Mac Premium Bundle X9". Useless junk.
Bruce-y
Bruce-y
Jul 24 2018
10.9.3
0.0
Jul 24 2018
0.0
Version: 10.9.3
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.)
pjator
pjator
Oct 30 2016
10.9
5.0
Oct 30 2016
5.0
Version: 10.9
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
Mcjf
Mcjf
Feb 23 2016
10.8.5
2.0
Feb 23 2016
2.0
Version: 10.8.5
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).
Jimge
Jimge
Oct 31 2012
10.6.5
4.5
Oct 31 2012
4.5
Version: 10.6.5
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.
Fontanitum
Fontanitum
Dec 7 2008
10.5.4
0.0
Dec 7 2008
0.0
Version: 10.5.4
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.
Mktrashy
Mktrashy
Jul 30 2008
10.5.2
0.0
Jul 30 2008
0.0
Version: 10.5.2
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.
Teaspham
Teaspham
May 25 2008
10.5.1
2.0
May 25 2008
2.0
Version: 10.5.1
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.
Kobeguy
Kobeguy
Jul 2 2006
10.4.5
0.0
Jul 2 2006
0.0
Version: 10.4.5
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.
Gprovan
Gprovan
Apr 3 2006
10.4.4
2.5
Apr 3 2006
2.5
Version: 10.4.4
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.
Guest
Guest
Nov 21 2005
10.4.2
2.8
Nov 21 2005
2.8
Version: 10.4.2
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!
Guest
Guest
Oct 28 2005
10.4.1
2.8
Oct 28 2005
2.8
Version: 10.4.1
The high price for this upgrade is further increased by the application of the very high French VAT rate of 19.6% on all European purchases. Perhaps Intego should consider using another European Country for downloading software - even the UK is only 17.5% VAT. This would reduce the cost in the EC. After two days of use I have found it to be very buggy and doing horrible things with the memory. A lot of Disc full messages. I have had to restart on several occasions but then discovered that if I relaunched the Finder this helped the memory to settle down.
Guest
Guest
Sep 18 2005
10.9
2.8
Sep 18 2005
2.8
Version: 10.9
Oh... what happened? This use to be absolutely THE best backup program for MacOS9. Simple beyond belief, incredibly efficient. Intego should take a long look at that last OS9 version, actually watch it run on a machine, and then try to duplicate that efficiency and smoothness.
Guest
Guest
May 8 2005
10.3.8.1
2.8
May 8 2005
2.8
Version: 10.3.8.1
I am pleased to update my comments (answer to Jonathan Dale's review, below): the problems which I had listed seem to have been solved by the most recent release. After my previous frustrating experiences, the latest attempt has been surprisingly pleasant: I could easily clone my HD (40 GO) in about 90 minutes, no problem at all. In order to prevent problems, I would however strongly recommend to desactivate temporarily - during backup - the screensaver and other energy-saving settings, which seemed to be (partly) the cause for the breaks during backup/cloning.
Guest
Guest
May 2 2005
10.3.8.1
2.8
May 2 2005
2.8
Version: 10.3.8.1
When an iSight is connected to my G4 the backup does stop after 2 MB and stalls. Then unplugging the iSight the FW HD disappears and I get a device removal error. Starting the backup without the iSight, everything just works fine.
Guest
Guest
Feb 15 2005
10.3.8
0.0
Feb 15 2005
0.0
Version: 10.3.8
I used to think that this product was decent. However, since about 10.3.5, it has started to exhibit some drastic behaviour. I regularly backup to an external Firewire drive, but when the backup software has finished comparing the drives and started copying, very frequently, it will get stuck in copying a single file and will just sit there. It cannot be cancelled and it cannot be killed, except using 'kill -9' on the PIDs of the software and it's daemon. I have tried it with other firewire drives with similar results. In the end, I gave up and just used SilverKeeper. Not worth the time, effort or money.
Guest
Guest
Feb 15 2005
10.3.8
2.8
Feb 15 2005
2.8
Version: 10.3.8
I have ben using this program for a year. Scheduling is a bit tedious. It does not recognize mounted PC volumes which they claim it should. I have been complaining about this issue for 6 months without resolution. Otherwise it has backed up my Mac folders to another hard drive.
Guest
Guest
Jul 9 2004
10.3.3
2.8
Jul 9 2004
2.8
Version: 10.3.3
I know that Intego is a company that has major flaws. Anyway, I never had an issue with Personal Backup X. It doesn't have all those fancy features that make Retrospect so complicated. It simply does its job. And it's very reliable in doing so. Remember, this is a personal backup solution, no industrial strength client/server system.
Guest
Guest
Jun 30 2004
10.3.3
2.8
Jun 30 2004
2.8
Version: 10.3.3
Same thing as with DiskGuard…after been aquired by another PC/Wintel (and in this climate French) company the Customer Service is fsck -y! I have totally discouraged clients from even trying the software…reminds me of Norton Utilities attempt to help/distroy everyone hard drive on OS X and now it is RIP. Take note Intego that "false" virus alarms, questionable product development and poor customer service will kill a product…
Guest
Guest
Jun 11 2004
10.3.2
2.8
Jun 11 2004
2.8
Version: 10.3.2
Very easy, very useful. Have used for many years and it does exactly what I need.
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