Automatic Backups to a Separate Partition

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  1. josepht macrumors member

    josepht

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    I know I could probably buy Retrospect to automatically backup my data to a separate partition, but is there any other way? I would like /Library, /Users, and my downloads directories automatically backed up to a separate partition. What are other ways to do this besides Retrospect?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    SuperDuper! will do it IIRC - don't have the link handy. I'm not sure if it does scheduling in its unregistered variety - but it is only $20 so not bad.
     
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  4. josepht thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I'll look into those. Also, is there any way to do what I want using cron?
     
  5. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    I tried Synk for a while, but had problems with the scheduler stopping for no reason. I switched to Chronosynk which has been working very well.
     
  6. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    FYI, backing up to another partition on the same physical drive will not do any good if the drive fails. Make sure you backup to another drive.
     

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