Article published by : Maria Kurganova on Sunday, November 01, 2020

Category : Software

Backup Your Mac and Get the 3-2-1 Data Protection Punch

Most Mac users rely on Apple's backup solution, Time Machine. As useful and generally reliable as it is, Time Machine doesn't support the essential "3-2-1" backup rule: to have three copies of your data - one in production and two copies - across two different types of media, with one copy stored offsite. Unlike Acronis True Image 2021, backup your Mac through Time Machine alone cannot ensure 100 percent protection of your data all the time.

Why? Time Machine only backs up to a local disk. But what if something happens to that disk? OK, so you can make multiple disk copies. But what if a fire or flood destroys your home or office and also destroys both of your backup copies?

What's a Mac User to Do to Get Full 3-2-1 Data Protection?

One alternative is to use a backup solution that works alongside Time Machine. There are pros and cons to this alternative depending on the solution you choose. Some solutions that "work alongside" claim they back up from Time Machine but it takes some finagling to work. Others do not back up directly from Time Machine, which means you use two backup solutions to meet the 3-2-1 backup policy.

But why use two solutions at all when Acronis True Image 2021 provides a single, easy-to-use backup solution?

Acronis True Image 2021 - The Complete Mac Backup Solution

There is a backup solution that can do the job and more - Acronis True Image - the fastest, easiest, most complete backup software on the market because of it:

* Backs up to local storage, Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and the Acronis Cloud, providing you the assurance of dual protection and providing 3-2-1 backup peace-of-mind.
* Ensures the protection and security of your personal digital information by backing up everything on your Mac - the operating system, programs, settings and Facebook feeds - using disk-imaging technology.
* Backs up everything on your Mac and lets you restore everything or just a single file or folder.
* Lets you search for files within local and cloud backups and archives to make sure you are recovering from the correct backup and/or the correct file/folder; a big-time saver when compared to recovering the entire backup and then searching.
* Protects multiple computers and multiple iPhones and iPads.
* Protects from ransomware.

What's more, Mac backup with Acronis True Image 2021 is 30% faster than Apple Time Machine and three to six times faster than the nearest competitor. And, it takes only a few clicks to back up your Mac with options to select deeper technical settings as well.

Back Up a Mac Running Parallels Desktop Too!

Parallels Desktop is an application that allows you to run Windows on your Mac by using a special virtual environment. Many Mac users use Parallels because it makes working with windows very efficient. What is complicated, however, is backing up the virtual machine. If you use Time Machine, it will back up the entire VM every time. This takes a lot of time and a lot of space on backup media.

Another option is to enable SmartGuard, which will not back up your entire machine but only its latest snapshot. A snapshot is taken every 48 hours. While this reduces the time to back up data, it consumes a lot of storage on the backup media.

Acronis True Image 2021 on a Mac is the only software that can back up Parallels Desktop VMs automatically and incrementally - it backs up changed blocks of data only, dramatic savings in time and storage for backups. It restores Parallels Desktop VM in its active state to ensure that you easily recover your entire system exactly as it was with all Windows applications, documents and settings.

Get Even More Protection with Acronis True Image 2021

To make it even easier to back up, Acronis True Image lets you schedule backups to run on a regular basis. You can start backups as frequently as once or twice a day at a specified time or at a time that works best for you.

Acronis True Image lets you protect all family (or small office) devices on all computers, smartphones and tablets from a web-based Online Dashboard. Using the dashboard, you can control the status of all backups and synchronizations, add a new device, manually start any backup, recover data from any online backup in the Acronis Cloud and more. You can even back up a computer in a remote location.

Mobile backup is available for an unlimited number of devices - including iPhones, iPads and Android devices - and lets you migrate data from iOS to Android and back.

Acronis True Image 2021 is the #1 Personal Backup Software, that gives you more - more features, more speed and more protection! Visit to try it yourself and see!


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