“The free availability of Time Machine coupled with Apple’s all-in-one router and backup drive, Time Capsule, definitely makes it difficult for any company to have a viable market for networked Mac backups,” Glenn Fleishman writes for Macworld. “However, there are a few options you could consider.”

“I don’t use Time Machine, so I’ve combined hosted internet backups for my media files, email, and documents with a local nightly clone of my hard drive,” Fleishman writes.

“If my local system were destroyed (say, in a fire), I’d be able to retrieve everything I’d ever created,” Fleishman writes, “and if my boot drive dies, I can swap over to a clone that’s just hours old.”

How to do it here.

MacDailyNews Take: You’re not really backed up unless you have an off-site backup (or backups).