Backup a Thumb Drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BlakTornado, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. BlakTornado Guest

    BlakTornado

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    #1
    Well I almost lost my thumb drive the other week (thankfully I found it where I left it) and it had some important stuff on it.

    Is there any way that I can use an application to automatically back-up the contents of the file to a specific place on my hard drive when I plug it in?

    Thanks
     
  2. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

    RumMunkey

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    When you plug it in? I'm not sure.

    If you don't mind invoking a script, you can do this very simply in Automator.

    Here's something I worked up very quickly... just to give you an idea.

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    Here, I am backing up my "TV Shows" folder from my external and copying it to a local folder. Automator then ejects the disk for me.
     
  3. numlock macrumors 68000

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    can look at http://www.azarhi.com/Projects/DSW/index.php to trigger the automator backup workflow when the drive is plugged in.

    You can also save a folder action that looks for your specific drive in /Volumes/ and trigger the automator workflow that way.
     
  4. BlakTornado thread starter Guest

    BlakTornado

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    #4
    Thank you :D The combination works perfectly!

    I will never worry if I lose my memory stick again :) thanks guys :D
     

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