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

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by simpleCoder, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. simpleCoder macrumors newbie

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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!
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Carbon Copy Cloner can do backups of selected items. It's free. (Google it).
     
  3. simpleCoder thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  4. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    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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