Backup utility that supports FAT32 or NTFS volumes

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  1. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Was just wondering that are there any backup apps similar to Carbon Copy Cloner and SuperDuper that support formats others than HFS+. I did search via MRoogle but couldn't find anything. I would just like to have an automated backup of my home folder that can be accessed with a PC as well
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Just curious... why not use CCC or SuperDuper?
     
  3. Hellhammer thread starter Moderator

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    They do not support FAT32 or NTFS volumes, at least in my experience. When I try to select my FAT32 partition as the target of the backup, it asks me to open Disk Utility and format the drive to HFS+.

     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You're right. I never noticed. I have an NTFS external drive that I use to back up part of my iTunes library and thought I had used CCC to create it, but it appears not.
     
  5. sup3r1or macrumors regular

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    I also want to know one more thing, I want to reinstall my system (cuz it lags like hell) but I want to be able to partially restore somethings from my backup not the whole system. Any recommendation for apps?

    I want to know that as well! Please anyone
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    CCC only stopped supporting FAT a couple versions ago. It's the reason why I no longer have it installed. I just use the rsync command now, which works really well. Can be setup with cron for automated backups.
     
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