Oh my, it’s on the Internet so it must be true. Show me a software product or for that matter any product that’s doesn’t have the Internet “littered” with issues. Including CCC or SuperDuper.
You always see general terms, like ”buggy” or ”failed”, but usually when and if you get details about the problem its a user error. Sometimes it’s hardware and even less often it’s a software problem. But getting the details of the failure is constantly a chore.
Is TimeMachine perfect? Haven’t seen any software yet that is. Have some folks had issues with it? Of course, folks have issues and problems with all software, that’s the reason for help centers snd forums like this one.
It doesn’t just work for me. I’ve been engaged with a couple call centers running iMacs, each with 60+ seats. Guess what software backs up each work station. We’ve put in test labs with multiple Macs as well and used TM as well. So when I said, I have done complete restores on ”multiple Macs” on not talking about personal machines alone.
Should you have multiple backups running? I do, I have two TimeMachine drives on my personal Macs and BackBlaze running as an offsite disaster(the office burns down and the local backups are gone) recovery backup.
Would I rather see someone using a single backup process than none at all? Absolutely! Ask anyone that’s done any tech support and they’d probably answer the question the same way. How many times have you asked that question, do you have a backup?
I’m delighted when helping someone and they have any backups at all.
Why do most people use Macs? It’s definitely not the price. They want it to be as simple as possible and ample support. Plugin a USB Drive and boom, the data is backed up. And if you have any questions or issues you can still get help from Apple.
If you are uncomfortable with TimeMachine and want to use something else, then good for you. As long as you back up at all your doing more than so many people. I’d be happy just to get folks to run any kind of backups.
The most important thing is to backup