Favored Freeware: Backup Your Mac

It may not be necessary to regularly backup your Mac, but it sure is nice to have a current backup lying around. Remember, a good backup will only take an hour (avg.) to restore, but a computer without a backup will take anywhere from a day to a week to restore from scratch. Don’t assume that you’ll never need to restore your computer. Matthew Phillips’ tutorial, Backup Your Mac With rsync, is a detailed tutorial on how to quickly and easily backup your Mac using only Disk Utility and the free utility, RsyncX. Enjoy!

Thanks go to Tom for originally discovering the tutorial.

Note: This is a repost of Backup Your Mac from February 27, 2005.