Automatically backing up a jump drive when it mounts

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  1. TheAtwookie macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I am trying to figure out how to back up my jump drive when I plug it in and the OS mounts the drive. I've done a lot of reading, but haven't come up with much that's automatic. I figured there would be an easy way to do it with Applescript, but I'll be honest -- I'm no programming genius.

    If anybody has any ideas (or "That's just not possible, thanks for playing") let me know. I just keep a lot of business related work on my jump drive, and would love a way to copy it over to my local drive when I plug it in.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Could you not either a) set up time machine to back it up, or b) set up an automator task to automatically do the back up.

    TEG
     
  3. TheAtwookie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dont' have Leopard (therefore no Time Machine, it's in the budget for after graduation while my student discount still works).

    I wasn't sure if automator could be used like that, as I've never actually used it before. I was just curious to see if it could be done.

    Thanks.
     
  4. jigo macrumors newbie

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    It's possible with Chronosync. There is an option in the scheduler to backup when mounted, and you can also have it unmount when finished.

    I just tried it with a flash drive and it works pretty good.
    Plugged in drive, backs up, dings when done, automatically unmounts, pull out drive. easy.
     
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