App for File Synchronization (on a Folder by Folder basis)

simpleCoder

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 11, 2010
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Hi everyone,

I've done a fair amount of Google research and have only found threads that end with OP's being stumped or dissatisfied. So I thought this would be worth asking myself.

Does anyone know of an App that would allow me to synchronize / backup certain folders to an external hard drive, or even simply to another location on the same computer? Time Machine is not what I'm looking for...

For example, I really love DropBox. I use it on all of my Macs and it's wonderful, but it's not too great with large files, etc... But I would love an app that allowed for folder-based synchornization to an external HD.

I've read a few threads about Automator solutions, but it seemed a lot of the OP's ended up confused. Also I've heard of rsynch, but I'm a bit afraid of the terminal.

Any tips or links are greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 

simpleCoder

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 11, 2010
9
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Hi chown33, thanks for the reply :)

Carbon Copy Cloner looks great, but I think it might be overkill for what I'm looking for. I don't need to make disk images or clone entire sectors... just simple folder synchronizing.
 

FourCandles

macrumors 6502a
Feb 10, 2009
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England
chown33 is correct - you don't need to use the full clone facilities in CCC, just select the folder(s) you want to sync and the target.

You can also save this as a scheduled task to save having to re-enter the details.
 

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