There are many ways to save data; copy individual files by hand, copy entire user folders or clone entire partitions. The issue with most simple backup approaches (especially the ones I’ve tried in Windows), may store all the data I want, but making the backup bootable is often quite tricky. In this little post I’d like to show some awesome and free apps for Mac OS that allow you to save the entire Mac, and on top of that, make your backup bootable, so you can:
- boot into your account from any Mac and have a mobile version of all your data,
- start from the external drive, e.g if your internal one dies or you break Mac OS, and carry on working as usual (maybe a bit slower than usual if you’re running over USB)
- swap the internal and external disks if you want to upgrade size, and
- even store the Windows bootcamp in a bootable form to the same partition.