Acronis Backup 12 Closer Look — Mac Backup
Having spent more than quarter of a century in IT I have to admit that I am not a Mac user. Like many others, I have other Apple products, but I never used a Mac for a long period of time. My fingers are wired to use a 104-key PC keyboard, not the 78/109 keys of a Mac. I don’t have an idea what the “Command” key is, or what it does.
For sure, I am not alone. It’s no surprise that many other IT departments try to avoid doing anything on a Mac. They even go as far as “We do not support Macs” statement I’ve heard so often in many companies.
Nevertheless, according to Netmarketshare.com, 2.74% of computer users like Macs. If your IT department manages 1000 users, it means that 27 of them would use Macs. And most likely these 27 are your designers and executives.
While you may be able to say “No” to your designers, try doing the same to your executives, like your CEO! Their Mac will have very important files – like financial reports and investor presentations, making it is extremely important to have a solid backup strategy in place. There is, of course, Time Machine, but if even with 27 computers, you’ll spend a lot of time trying to manage backups one-by-one.
What you need is a backup solution that can back up all your users’ Mac computers quickly and easily, and able to recover everything – including the entire system and individual files.
The world’s fastest Mac backup solution
Acronis Backup 12 can protect all your Mac devices via a touch-friendly central management console. You can even back up macOS Sierra if you have already upgraded.
Backup agent installation is very straightforward – download it as a DMG file and install it with just a few clicks.
Once installed, use the standard management console to schedule and store your backups on your NAS, SAN, external USB drive, or the reliable and secure Acronis Cloud Storage, as you would do for your other PCs or servers. Acronis Backup will create complete images of your entire systems. You can also choose to back up individual files when needed.
You can recover the Mac to the same or dissimilar model, or restore individual files easily via the same easy-to-use web interface of Acronis Backup 12.
This means that within less than a minute you can restore that critical document that your CEO deleted by mistake. This is yet another example how the industry’s easiest and fastest backup solution delivers peace of mind to you — the IT administrator! No more “We do not support Macs” nonsense.