I’ve been a fan of Carbonite for backing up files on the PC side for a while. No file size limits and it just works. Simply. Quietly. Reliably. I’ve restored a few files easily. It never gets in the way. Even works great through Parallels. Best $50 I could have spent.
On the Mac side, I backup to an external drive. Still painless, but takes some maintenance. Plus, I’m connected to the Internet more often than I’m connected to my external drive. If I’m traveling or working remotely, I can’t backup until I’m home. Not ideal, but better than other Mac solutions which limit the amount of data I can transfer or they’re painfully slow, or both.
That’s why I’m still glad to see this on the Carbonite website:
We Are Working Hard on a Mac Version of Carbonite
We expect to have a version of Carbonite for Mac users in October.
I’ll forget that I think they originally promised the Mac version in August. If it’s half as good and reliable as the PC version when it finally comes out, it should be worth the wait.