Recommendation for sync software

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by swinler, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi there. I'm new to Macs and I'm looking for a recommendation for an application to keep a folder on my rMBP in sync with a folder on my NAS.

    This would typically be a one way process, i.e. only changes on the Mac being sync'd to the NAS. Also should be automatic, either on a scheduled basis or triggered by a change in the source folder.

    I already have cloud backup in place, but just want to keep a working copy of my documents folder on my NAS.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
     
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    How about using the NAS as a Time Machine Backup and only choose to backup that one folder in Time Machine preferences?

    Or you can use software like "sync 2 folders" --> google it.
     
  3. macrumors 68030

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    Here's an automator workflow to copy to another folder by schedule:

    http://www.macworld.com/article/1157339/automate_backup.html

    But I've used the free Backup application included with your system to do the same thing.

    Both do it by schedule, not by sensing when a change has been made. But perhaps you could do that with a folder action and a script.

    I liked the above actions because they overwrite existing files, which is what I wanted instead of versions. Both have their uses, depends on what you need.
     
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  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys, will take a look.
     

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