2 Backup Methods for Mac Data

Christina updated on 2020/12/21 to Mac Disk Clone

How to back up Mac data? Actually, there are many methods to back up your data on Mac. The reliable and simple way is to back up your data with software. It can help you back up data without too much manual works and it can do the job easily. One of the best backup applications used is the system built-in backup feature - Time Machine. Also, we will suggest another third-party tool - DMclone for Mac - to help you clone and image drive data as backup.

How to create backup with Time Machine?

Time Machine is one of the most popular Mac applications that widely used by users. It’s very reliable and flexible to back up your Mac data. Also, it’s able to restore your files with Time Machine in an easy way. However, if you want to back up your Mac data with Time Machine, please prepare an specified drive for it.

To back up your data with Time Machine, please just follow the guide below step by step.

Step 1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Time Machine.

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Step 2. Click Select Backup Disk. Click the button “Select Backup Disk...” and it will show you all the disks on Mac. Please choose one for the backup.

Note:
1.Please don’t use a disk that has existing import data for Time Machine. When you choose a drive for Time Machine, it will erase it first if the format is not required for Mac.
2.If you don’t want others access your backup, you can enable the option “Encrypt backups”.

how to back up Mac data

Step 3. If you want to exclude some files in the Time Machine backup, you can click “Options...” to add the files/folders you want to exclude.

how to back up Mac data

Step 4. After closing it, Time Machine will start to back up automatically. If you enable the automatic backup, you can also click “Back up now” to start the backup.

how to back up Mac data

Back up your Mac data with Mac cloning software

Besides Time Machine, you can also back up your data on Mac with another way. Here we will show you the method to back up your Mac data by using DMclone for Mac. With this simple and reliable cloning software, you can clone your Mac data to another drive directly. Also, you can create an image of your drive to back up your data on another drive for data security.

DMclone for Mac

DMclone for Mac

Disk cloning software for Mac data backup.

Clone your Mac data to another disk directly.

To clone the data directly from the Mac drive to another drive, please use the option “Disk Copy”. Here is the simple and short tutorial for you to clone the data on Mac.

Step 1. Please ensure to connect another disk to your Mac to save your backup data. Please choose the drive that you want to back up as source. Also, please choose the backup drive as destination.

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Step 2. Please click the “Copy Now” button to continue. It will clone the Mac data from the source disk to the destination disk directly.

how to back up Mac data

Step 3. Once the disk copy is done, you can then go to the destination disk to check the files directly.

how to back up Mac data


Create disk image for your data on Mac.

As mentioned, the software provide another way to back up your Mac data. You can create an disk image for your drive directly. Then you can access your disk image to your data directly.

Step 1. Connect the disks to the Mac machine first. Please choose the correct disks to create disk image.

how to back up Mac data

Step 2. Choose the format of the disk image that you want to create. You can create DMG or ZIP format disk image. Then please click “Create Image” button to continue.

how to back up Mac data

Step 3. After you create the disk image, you can mount the DMG format image or extract the ZIP format disk image to check the data directly.

how to back up Mac data

As a simple way to back up your data on Mac, DMclone for Mac is very simple to use. It can clone your data to another drive directly. Also, you can access the cloned data without another operations. Doesn’t like Time Machine, you don’t need to restore the data first in order to access and use the data again. If you want to back up your data on Mac, you can try the clone software to do the job easily.

DMclone for Mac

DMclone for Mac

Disk cloning software for Mac data backup.


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