SuperDuper! Mac backup and restore software review and features

Read the review of backup and restore software for Mac- SuperDuper! See what this 'super' software can do and how can it help you safeguard your data on Mac by creating complete or partial backups

SuperDuper is a backup application for Mac users that goes along with the traditional full and incremental backup approaches which many of us are habituated to. But at the same time it is an expert tool in creating bootable clones of that of a startup drive. This is one unique feature that makes it stand ahead of Time Machine and become one of the preferred applications for the Mac users who are looking for a good backup software.

The core features of SuperDuper's in creating clones and backups are available free of cost. For more advanced and additional features, one has to go for the paid version of SuperDuper that includes the ability to set up schedules for automated backups and clone creations; Smart Updates, and so on.

The free version also carries a lot of cool features that include:

Restore Features

Because of its extensive processing, the restoration in SuperDuper is made simple. All you need to do for it is plugging into your storage device. Now find out whatever you need to take backup of through your finder window and simply drag them into your computer. If computer complication is a little more serious than usual, then the user manual will guide you through the steps of restoring data from your bootable copies, irrespective of them being partitioned on your hard drive, or stacked up somewhere on any external device.

Ease of Use

This particular Mac backup software has an incredible easy way of usage. Each and every stage of the process is outlined in a self- explanatory dialog box. Even while performing the copying process, the program explains about what is happening and when. These skirts out every chance of creating a mystery out of the backup system and syncs, which makes you more likely to take backup on a regular basis. Once the processing path for the Mac backup software is established for its use it will run on its own without any need to keep a check on it, if you are using its built-in scheduler.

Help & Support

SuperDuper has its priorities set by keeping the end user before everything else. There is an all comprehensive user manual which has been written in a simple language without making it stressful with heavy technical jargon. There is also a user forum which is there to address those problems that users usually may come across. The help and support system of the SuperDuper software never makes the customer struggle with more than a few mouse clicks and the rest is taken good care of.

SuperDuper's interface makes the entire backup experience as painless as possible. Users with less technical skills will undoubtedly admire its user friendly, simply written approach. For experienced users such as QA testers and admins, SuperDuper has a host of sophisticated features including pre-created and customizable scripts to enable the ability to maintain multiple OS versions across the different drives with ease.

The first trial itself worked fine without any hindrance. SuperDuper created a fully bootable backup with ease and there was nothing to regret.

SuperDuper may appear to be a little bit slow but that was not a software issue, the time it consumes depends upon the load of data you put on it.
The other hitch which can cut down its rating is the fact that unless you are done with the partitioning of your hard drive, you are allowed to backup only to an external hard drive or at best a flash drive.

Wrap Up

We have used Superduper to clone our system and upgrade it from 320GB to 1 TB hard drive. It has done a good job and the best part of it is that you won't have to buy it, the free version does the cloning of your drive at once.

SuperDuper is a program meant more for those who want to take a regular backup of their system, rather than those who needs to create specific file and folder synchronisations.

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