OS X Freeware of the Day: iBackup

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    FreeState

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    Dont need this


    Why would anyone need this in Tiger?

    All you have to do is make a Burn folder and drag your home directory into it (same for apps if thats all you want to back up).

    Or make a smart folder that finds all documents in the home folder that have been modified after the last back up date and drag the smart folder to a burn folder. Make a recurring alarm in iCal if you need a reminder.
     
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    ham_man

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    Though this is free, I'll take SuperDuper! over it...
     
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    GodBless

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    Did you try it? I am interested in how it compares to SuperDuper!
     
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    ham_man

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    More or less all it is is copying folders, with a GUI and a few other options (ie Scheduling). SuperDuper!'s smart backup runs circles around this. And with my newly designed Shell script, I won't be having any icon problems... :)
     
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    EGT

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    What's that?
     
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    So SuperDuper! causes icon problems?
     
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    GodBless

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    I never have noticed any icon problems either. Can you please elaborate ham_man?

    By the way, thanks for testing the new utility for us ham_man.
     
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    ham_man

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    This is only important for those that have custom icons on their external drive. If you have a custom icon, SuperDuper!, when making a backup, will copy that icon. So, if I had a PowerBook icon for my home drive, I would then have that same PowerBook icon on my destination drive. SD! is a true cloner. However, you can stop this by tweaking the script a little to ignore the .VolumeIcon.icns file in your home volume. But using SmartUpdate, SuperDuper, holding true to its cloning nature, deletes the file on the destination volume.

    There is a way around this, however, which the developer so cunningly planned for (or for anything that he didn't think of for that matter). Using a built-in feature, you can run a UNIX executable after the file transfer is complete. So you can make a script to copy the custom icon you had on your destination drive back onto the destination drive, after it had been deleted. Here is the source of my little script to fix this. I used Xcode to write it and compile it. For reference, Shake is my destination and PowerBook is my home...

    Code:
    cd /Volumes/Shake
    
    cp /Volumes/PowerBook/.../ATHFFolder/Shake.icns /.VolumeIcon.icns
    Worked like a charm...
     

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