Backup a NAS to an external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jherzog, May 12, 2010.

  1. jherzog macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2007
    Timemachine backs up my desktop to an external HD. I'd like to leave that as is.

    I'd also like to backup a connected NAS drive to a different USB connected external harddrive. The NAS firmware does not have this functionality. I am thinking about using my Mac as the in between.

    I have looked at Carbon Clone Copier and SuperDuper but neither would allow me to select the NAS drive as the source. They allow me to backup to the NAS as a disk image but I need to go the other way.

    I "think" this can be done with rsync but I don't trust my scripting abilities. There is grsync which is rsync + a GUI. But it does not work on my powerPC. Worst case scenerio, I could set this up on a co-workers computer that is Intel.

    I appreciate any thoughts, warnings, and suggestions.

  2. Jason Edwards macrumors regular

    Dec 28, 2007

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