Personal Backup X9
Personal Backup X9
10.9.8

3.6

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Personal Backup X9 free download for Mac

Personal Backup X910.9.8

12 March 2020

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

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25 Reviews of Personal Backup X9

Bruce-y
24 July 2018
Version: 10.9.3

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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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Bruce-y
24 July 2018
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.)
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5
pjator
30 October 2016
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
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Mcjf
23 February 2016
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).
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4.5
Jimge
31 October 2012
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.
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Fontanitum
07 December 2008
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.
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Mktrashy
30 July 2008
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.
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Teaspham
25 May 2008
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.
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Kobeguy
02 July 2006
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.
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2.5
Gprovan
03 April 2006
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.
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Anonymous
21 November 2005
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!
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2.75
Anonymous
28 October 2005
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.
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2.75
Anonymous
18 September 2005
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.
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Anonymous
08 May 2005
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.
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Anonymous
02 May 2005
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.
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Jonathan Dale
15 February 2005
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.
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3.25
Anonymous
15 February 2005
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.
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Anonymous
09 July 2004
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.
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Anonymous
30 June 2004
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…
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Anonymous
11 June 2004
Version: 10.3.2
Very easy, very useful. Have used for many years and it does exactly what I need.
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06 January 2004
Version: 10.3.2
I used the program's backup feature successfully for a couple weeks and then delved into Sync. This is a very dangerous feature because it doesn't give any warning if it decides to delete files and they are gone, not just in the trash. Much worse than that, the program has malfunctioned twice during Sync -- wiping data from both the source and destination disks. FWIW, I was running it unde OS 10.28. Never again.
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Anonymous
03 November 2003
Version: 10.3.1
Another upgrade disaster waiting to happen. If you've already upgraded to Panther, don't try to upgrade PB unless you have a week to spare!
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Anonymous
16 July 2003
Version: 10.3
Their SERVICE SUCKS! Respond to e-mails, dang it! DiskGuard support/service has also went down since v1.85...bought by a company then claim the Mac community is crazy...
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4.5
Anonymous
17 April 2003
Version: 10.1
Evaluation of Personal Backup X (PBX) by Intego The guts of this program are functionally excellent. I would buy it again (clear choice) over the other half dozen backup programs I evaluated. The organization of its functions and presentation to the user depart, in my opinion, from KISS and WYSIWYG practices. Technical support is poor. You can wait half an hour on the phone (no 800 number) or wait forever for no reply to an email. Re ?Functionally Excellent? This program will do a fresh clone of a complete 1GB system (made small for test purposes) to an external FW drive (fresh erased) in about 20 minutes on a G3 PowerBook (both drives being IBM 40GNX). Thereafter it will do a complete system clone in about 4 minutes per GB (for its scan) plus 3 minutes for every 100 MB of changes. Synchronization takes about 50% longer. Backups and synchros are reliably bootable whether cloned to ?erased? media or occupied media (erased via disk utility & be sure to test the competition the same ? some flunk). It works reliably in the background (the only way I found to stop it was to stop my PowerBook and OS X has made that properly difficult). What Intego calls scripting is nothing more than a step by step process of selecting the sources, destinations, exceptions (types such as invisible, aliases, apps), filters (by file name or path), scheduling, and options (such as backup to a sparse image). Nothing to learn here other than terminology and the simple procedural process. It seems to work equally well with all media including Disk Images you create. Nothing worse than a dangerous backup program and PBX never made a mistake or promoted one by me during my evaluation. Re Failure as to KISS & WYSIWYG My opinion on this begins thus ? with the above excellent ability to clone & synchro why get complicated and add backup and restore functions that exclude system files (anything an Admin can?t do), operate differently, and operate in arcane ways? I presume this was to accommodate non-admin users (a small fraction of Macintosh users) Intego failed. Even Admin users will find it difficult to follow and accommodate methods presumably used to benefit non-admin users. As you would expect, for a clone you get what you see. But for the backups (instant or script) you get a folder with the name of the source volume. Next your ?restore? of backups must always occur from ?destination? to ?source? and because of the folder created at backup there is no other (easy) way to restore from a backup to the original source. The manual has lots of good information but does not headline (IN LARGE BLOCK PRINT) this key information. Pending KISS and WYSIWYG revisions of the program I recommend that the reader and Intego put the italicized words above in a bold block at the beginning of the manual and the beginning of your thought process. Minor Points (1) The provision (via script) for creating (as part of the backup) a sparseimage (minimum disk image size) is not available for cloning. It would be good if Intego added this feature for cloning and made it available by a simple check at the selection of the destination. (2) If you click too fast PBX quits. Perhaps this is the best way to safe operation but, if possible, simply ignoring impatient users would be better.
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The-spot
12 March 2003
Version: 10.1
it was good
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5
Anonymous
09 February 2003
Version: 10.1
Very good backup programm. You can even let it backup automatically every 15 minutes or every hour... Great! Too bad that Intego is not responding to emails of good paying customers! Their service has to improve! These stars are for the programm...
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

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