Sync Toy for Mac?

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    mackindergarten..

    Thank you very much. I will try it out and see if it is what I am looking for...

    Thanks again

    Edit: This is a little over my head. You wouldn't happen to know of a product that is a little more user friendly?
     
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    Hi,

    unfortunately no. What is that you want to achieve? Copying folders? Synchronizing 2 computers? A bit more information might be helpful in finding a proper solution for you.

    /Rupert
     
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    Basically this...

    I have four folders in three locations 1: is the main computer, 2: is the server, 3: is a back up:

    Folder break down
    Folders one, two and three are mp3's
    Folder four is graphics/websites/documents for my business

    If I put info into one folder (main computer) I used to have it set so that every friday it would back up the folder to the other locations.

    The mp3's are just on the server and the back up hard drive. The documents are on all three.

    With this setup I only wanted to move things that have changed. I don't want to have to move the whole folder. The mp3's alone are 160gigs and the documents are over 200 gigs. With sync toy I could set it up so that it would scan the main drive see if there are any changes and then replicate those changes to the other drives with the folders on them.

    Hope this makes sense.

    Thanks for your help by the way, mucho appreciated.
     
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    So basically you want smart updating

    Superduper has this although I believe in the paid for version
    CCC cloner has it
    Chronosync
    Synk
    arrsync

    These all have the ability to do what I think you want to do its just a case of finding which one you like etc.
     
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    Smart updating... Yes I believe that is what I am looking to do. Thank you for the links I will check them out and post back.

    Thanks again!
     
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    I would also like an equivelent of synctoy on a mac soon

    Which one of the above programs was the best (If they are free)?
     
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    I picked up chronosync and love it. No complaints. It pretty much does what I want it to do and I can do it over the network.
     
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    Glad you found something useful :). I love chronosync too.

    Chronosync is more powerful than the others imo. It is a great tool. For simple drive cloning / smart updating Superduper / CCC are very simple and do the job well.

    It really depends on what you want to do with it. But Chronosync, superduper, ccc are all highly recommended. With CCC being freeware.
     
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    Chronosync is not free, but it is worth every penny. Thanks again for the recommendation!
     
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    Thanks for that, if you reccomend CCC (whatever it is), if its free i'll use that instead of paying out more when I get my mac.

    Cheers
     
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    I tried a few of those from Chronosync to File Synchronization and SyncFolders (all purchased from app store) and none of them seem to come close to matching SyncToy

    I guess Microsoft wins this round.

    They do the job just fine if you ask me. THe problem is HOW they do it which can be time consuming when compared to SyncToy

    for example


    If i have a file path like

    • /user/testFolders/folder1
    • /user/testFolders/folder2
    • /user/testFolders/folder3

    If I am syncing /user/testFolders with another machine and I were to move folder 3 inside folder 2 (/user/testFolders/folder2/folder3). Synctoy is intelligent enought to know that it does not need to delete folder 3 and recreate it inside folder 2. It simply does a rename which is much faster.

    These apps listed cant do that so they delete and recreate every time which is resource and time consuming.


    I'm still looking so if anyone has better suggestions I'm all ears.
     

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