Finally, after many months of development and testing, my buddy Jedda has released his excellent backup script called Counterpart. The utility is written in Bash, and is a neat wrapper for rsync 3 to perform an easy backup of OS X.
While Time Machine backups are excellent, especially since OS X Server requires it to do proper backups, there’s nothing better than a bootable clone just in case your system goes down during crunch-time. There’s nothing worse than having a drive fail, only to find it’s going to be another few hours before your system will be live again. That’s where Counterpart comes in.
And the best part? It’s freeeee.