Backup Guru LE

Backup Guru LE 1.2

Free
Create data backups and synchronize folders.
3.3  (22 votes)
1.2 (See all)

Control backup and synchronization operations for any folders on your Mac. Select files and group them together in a location, then either create a copy or automatically update the data to sync with the existing originals. Optionally, generate bootable clone drives.

Backup Guru LE is intended to help you create backups of your files to prevent possible data losses. Likewise, it lets you synchronize data between folders. The application is very easy to use. In this respect, you do not need to do anything except for picking the source and target folders. Then, you can proceed to create your backup. It is a good thing that the tool can smartly synchronize data by replacing older files with their newer versions.

I understand the intention behind Backup Guru LE is to keep it as simple as possible. However, this brings about some drawbacks. For instance, synchronization jobs cannot be saved for future use, let alone scheduled to run automatically. Likewise, synchronization works in one direction only, which is not actual synchronization but a kind of incremental backup. It also has the limitation of allowing the synchronization of user-owned files only.

All in all, Backup Guru LE helps you keep your files protected from accidental data losses. Fortunately, it is free to use so you will not lose anything by giving it a try. You should know that this is a limited edition and a full one is available from the developer’s site. In this respect, the full edition supports creating bootable clones as well as syncing system-owned files.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Smartly replaces old files with their newer versions
  • Extremely simple to use

Cons

  • Does not support saving sync jobs
  • Does not allow scheduling backups
  • Cannot sync system-owned files
  • Cannot create bootable clones
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