The one thing that separates the latest backup app I found is the number of features and extensive configuration. Some backup apps are simple and elegant. This one should be called full featured, whereby when I say ‘full‘ I really mean ‘It costs how much?‘
Backups Are Serious
Most of the Mac backup apps I tried and used through the years have one thing in common. Ease of use. Easy to setup, easy to use.
That’s because the average Mac user doesn’t want to be bothered with the mundane utility of the backup process.
Those popular backup apps are powerful, loaded with features, but easily configured to be set it and forget, drop dead simple– for a nominal price.
That’s not quite the case with Tri-BACKUP, a full featured Mac backup system that does more than merely copying important files from one location to another.
Tri-BACKUP is more akin to ChronoSync than SuperDuper! or CCC.
That means the learning curve and initial setup may take some time. Tri-BACKUP uses the time honored Source and Target (destination) approach to backing up or synchronizing files.
One click displays what files are going to be backed up and where, even in a complex file and folder arrangement. You can compare and check before the actual backup begins.
While setup takes a little time, backups can be run in the background, unattended, and on a schedule. Files can be backed up by copy, sync, deletion, comparison, and compression. You can also mirror or backup files incrementally between devices.
Tri-BACKUP also has options to encrypt a password protect a backup, restore backed up files, including Time Machine backups. The app automatically mounts remote volumes (Macs on a network), logs every function, and can create a bootable clone of your Mac’s disk drive or SSD. Those features put the app in the ultimate backup utility category.
The Pro version costs more, of course, but has a few extras, including backup to a web server, double-checking the copied files, email alerts, and more. Many of the features are similar in nature to those found in ChronoSync (which I use everyday), which costs $30 less ($60 less than the Pro version), so you’ll want to weigh your requirements carefully.