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    Today, March 31 is World Backup Day – a good reminder to check in on your device backups. Even with Apple’s high-quality products, it’s important to backup regularly. No device works flawlessly all the time and there are many scenarios outside of device failure when a backup is crucial like upgrading, accidents, bugs, loss, or theft. Let’s look at a variety of ways to backup iPhone, iPad, and Mac with built-in and third-party options, NAS, and more.

    At the very minimum, it’s key to have at least one backup of your important information, but two or more copies are ideal. And to be fully protected, you want to have at least one backup of your data off-site (with a cloud service, in a bank security box, at a friend’s house, etc.).

    Below we’ll look at a variety of ways to backup all of your Apple devices including free built-in options like iCloud and your Mac as well as more advanced third-party hardware and services…

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      SuperDuper! v3.6.2

      3.6.2 is fully compatible with Big Sur and Monterey, the latest releases of macOS, is Apple silicon native, and produces fully bootable HFS+ and APFS backups faster and easier than ever. It even supports creating and copying from snapshots! You can keep your backup on its own volume, or you can even store and Smart Update it alongside your Time Machine backups. We even let you copy your Time Machine backups to other disks, so you can back them up or upgrade to a larger disk without losing your history!..

      But of course we didn’t abandon our non-Monterey users. 3.6.2 is still compatible with Yosemite (10.10) and later..

      *You can try our products for free on as many Macs as you wish. The unregistered versions have limitations that are removed once you register the software.


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        Thanks for the info on backup. It is so important! I am lifelong Windows user, getting the new Macbook next week (512gb).   I bought a 1TB SSD for Time Machine backup.  I currently have Icloud family backup 50gb, 29gb used. I also have Carbonite on Windows, which I will transfer to Mac.  As per Apple Support

        With Time Machine, you can back up files on your Mac that weren’t part of the macOS installation, such as apps, music, photos and documents

        This link explains what it backs up https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-mini/back-up-and-restore-apdc6980d3be/mac

        I have many MS365 Word/excel documents on my Windows computer that I will migrate to the Mac. I want to confirm –  these documents will backup to Time Machine and Carbonite only. Icloud drive documents will back up to Icloud only, unless I set them to backup to Time Machine,  this from Apple support

        Back up with iCloud. Files in iCloud Drive and photos in iCloud Photos are automatically stored in iCloud and don’t need to be part of your Time Machine backup. However, if youʼd like to back them up, do the following….

        I want to be sure I understand how backup works. I do not want the documents on my Macbook to be on Icloud because that is a security risk + lots of extra storage!  So, Time Machine backs up the Macbook. Icloud docs/photos backup to Icloud.  Carbonite is offsite backup for Macbook.  Mac OS restores from Macbook drive. I also use OneDrive, but I think that’s separate.  Do I have a correct understanding of how this all works? thank you!!


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