Comment on iBackup 2008

I've stopped using iBackup. There are too many pitfalls that can get in the way of a safe backup and restore, as I found when restoring files to my drive after a hardware repair where the shop replaced my Tiger system with Leopard. iBackup doesn't know from version numbers, so it overwrote Leopard utilities with older versions that had more recent time stamps. (The interface is so pokey that I found it easiest to save all apps during backup instead of selecting some of them.) iBackup also rendered saved text clippings as zero-length files. I've lost a non-trivial amount of data and can no longer use some Apple apps. Hoping a reinstall of Leopard from DVD will repair the damage, but the lost data is gone for good.