App to synch a folder from one drive to another?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by billraff, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. billraff macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2006
    I have recently configured an AEBS with an external USB drive and in another part of the home have added a Time Capsule with a 500 meg drive. I have all my music files and photos on the USB drive and use them in iTunes and iPhoto. I made a backup of them (really just a copy) by dragging them from one drive to the other so I have an exact copy now on the TC. It took quite a while to copy all 110 gigs of files but it completed successfully. I'm wondering if there is some application that could 'monitor' the folder on the USB drive and automatically copy the changes to the TC?
  2. karenflower macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    Time Machine can backup your external drive, if that's what you mean? Find the 'Do not backup' list and remove it (external drives are by excluded by default).
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    SuperDuper ( is one that can be scheduled to do this on a periodic basis. LaCie Silverkeeper is/was free, I don't know if it is up to date for Leopard though.
  4. billraff thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2006
    Been looking at the options. Superduper! would be great except it won't copy FROM a network drive. Rsync probably would do it but I'm not a big terminal geek. Looked at RsynchX but it hasn't been updated in quite some time. The search continues. Thanks for the suggestions.
  5. billraff thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2006
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I've decided to use iBackup. It's free for personal use and seems to be working fine.

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