How to back up?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MacNoobGuy, May 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012
    hey guys, i'm just setting up time machine now. however, i've been saving my documents onto a USB flash drive. in Windows i use an app called 'syncback', which just copies a folder from one location and puts it onto another every 10 minutes. is there an app in Lion i can use that does this? i want to be able to tell it it automatically run backups every 10-15 minutes or so without needing to do it manually.

  2. macrumors 68030

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
  3. Mal
    macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    I don't think that's really what they were looking for, and doing a Time Machine backup every 10-15 minutes would be unwise, because they would almost certainly overlap at times.

    OP, rsync is a program for UNIX systems that can do what you describe. A quick Google search leads to as a frontend to manage it without using the Terminal.

  4. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    If you have a time machine, do you really need to be worrying about your USB drive now?

    If you need portability, have you looked at dropbox/skydrive/google drive etc?
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012
    it's just more portable.
  6. macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2012
    Yes, there is:
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012
    thanks, i'm looking at it now. does it just perform a sync or will it copy the folders over?
  8. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    OP>> Carbon Copy Cloner at this link from V is exactly what you need and is free. Just select what folder(s) you want to sync and setup a schedule of time/scenario to run the sync and you are all set. You can run this to a USB key at the same time you run Time Machine to an external drive and they do not interfere.

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