Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020
Keep you safe all time, Prevent from data lose in many circumstances like upgrade to new OS X, Downgrade OS X or Switch on to another Mac. So here is the great guide on what are the opportunity to take backup in alternate ways, if you don’t able to start backup in own way for any time then follow the simple instruction as an alternate ways. Backup add private custom system settings, Music file, Photos, Software apps and Documents. Never the less, you can also use these Alternate ways to take backup on Mac as a frequently backup.
OS X Version: OS X Lion, OS X Yosemite and Mac OS X EI Capitan
Top best Alternate ways to take backup on Mac OS X Yosemite, EI Capitan
Backup on Time Machine
Time Machine introduced for backup on all Mac devices securely by apple.
Time machine backup is former and most recommended backup system for all Mac OS X. In that you can set auto backup or manually. On Time Machine app > Choose Backup Disk > Enable Start Backup. Get whole idea about how backup on Time Machine.
Note: First backup will take long time, after that selected files only add in next backup. Once you complete backup you will got notification at top. Like in below.
Use CDs and DVDs
Prepare burn folder, Collection of all files and folder. When you need you can transfer or keep it with you by burn CDs and DVDs. Just click on burn folder and start burn to CDs or DVD.
External Drive: Keep External Drive for save Backup automatically from Mac.
Save Backup on iCloud
Mac backup needs large space on iCloud (After 5GB you may be need to purchase another storage). So you can save Photos, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Safari, Notes and iTunes purchase in your iCloud account, Detailed is here. Here we have also another great opportunity for online cloud backup for Mac.
Disk Utilities: Keep ready all files in compressed
Disk Utilities create a compressed folder for from bunch of files. That will easy to move on another disk or CD/ DVD.
Above are the most essential Alternate ways to take backup on Mac on Any OS X Version.