Backup specific folder automatically

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pjashley1, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. pjashley1 macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2007

    I've just bought a 4Gb flash drive to be permanently attached to my Mac mini as a backup drive for my Documents folder (around 0.5Gb).

    Ideally I'd hoped to use Time Machine, excluding every other folder from the backup, but this still wanted at least 3.9Gb which my flash drive doesn't have. Is there a trick to make sure just the Documents folder is included?

    Alternatively I'd be happy to use some sort of Automator workflow, but something that can happen periodically in the background - I don't want to have to click 'Backup my Documents folder" etc.

    Can you help??
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2007
  3. pjashley1 thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2007
    Thank you - that is a very powerful piece of software! Unfortunately it won't backup to my flash drive for some reason. I got round this by backing up to a .dmg that is stored on my flash drive, which is much the same process.

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