Best No-Brainer Automated Backup Program

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  1. Learjet035 macrumors 6502

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    I know I may get 50 answers here but...

    I add photos and music all the time and now I have 3 externals with
    Sept06
    Oct05
    Aug05 etc.... tons of duplicates

    Is there a beter way?
    One that only backs up new stuff? Automatically?

    Thanks!
     
  2. j26 macrumors 65832

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  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    In a short while you will have Time Machine when Leopard is released.
     
  4. rglatter macrumors regular

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    SuperDuper! using the schedular and smart backup. I use the erase then copy except it only updates what Ive changed that day. I run it at like 3 in the morning and never have any problems.
     
  5. Learjet035 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I forgot about time machine. Hopefully it works easily and auto.
    Thanks! I'll check out those other two also for the mean time. =)
     
  6. theman macrumors 6502a

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    I just switched from a pc, and when I was over there I used a DOS program to do backups. :eek: I am serious. It was the best way. I just tell it to copy all the files that have changed in the time i specify. Works better than anything else I've tried. Now I'm just holding out for time machine.
     
  7. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    If you are comfortable using the command line, use rsync.

    Type man rsync in Terminal for instructions.
     
  8. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I use Chronosync too
     

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