Automatic Copying of files every 1 hour

trifekk

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 23, 2018
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Hi.
I have a MacBook Pro 2018 from MacOS Mojave.
I need to make a progressive copy of selected catalogs.
I would like to make a copy of the directory: / Applications / XAMPP / htdocs

do ~ / Library / Mobile \ Documents / com ~ apple ~ CloudDocs / MyFiles / ......

I need a copy done every 1 hour. Each copy can be saved in a separate directory.
Alternatively, they may be progressive copies (we only save the changed files).

Is it possible to do something like this?
 

chabig

macrumors 603
Sep 6, 2002
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This might be something you could put together in Automator, then trigger each hour.
 

chabig

macrumors 603
Sep 6, 2002
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I'm sorry but I don't have the talent to do that. It sounds like you need some code to create progressive folders for the hourly copies. If you simply want the latest copy backed up, you would create a Calendar Alarm like this in Automator:

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Then you schedule triggers in Calendar to make it work. I found an online tutorial that might help. Expect to experiment a lot until you get it to do what you want.

http://allgaierconsulting.com/techtalk/2014/1/22/automator-scheduling-workflows-to-run-automatically