Recommendation for sync software

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2012
    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.
  2. macrumors member


    Jul 5, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    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

    Jul 13, 2008
    Here's an automator workflow to copy to another folder by schedule:

    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.
  4. macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2007
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2012
    Thanks for the suggestions guys, will take a look.

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