Can I use Time Machine to overwrite just changes in 2 externals? Another program?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by borukuforta, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. borukuforta macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2011
    Hello! I have a 2 tb external hard drive that I use to store all my files on it (pics, videos, .dmg, etc). So I routinely access it as much as my computer. I have learned the hard way in the past you need a back up of your back up. :eek:

    So I would like to (about once a month or so) back up my external to another external. But I don't need to access documents I have deleted by mistake or anything along those lines that time machine is great for. I just want it to basically overwrite any changes made. I don't need extra space taken up to go back and access past files.

    By "overwrite changes" I mean recognize when a file has been moved to another folder, delete deleted files, change names of file names, but not have to format my entire 2 tb hard drive every time to do this.

    I make a lot of changes on a routine basis. There's no way I can remember the changes I make over x amount of time. Am I asking for too much? Is there another program with these capabilities? Is there another option you can think of? Thanks for your help!!
  2. borukuforta thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2011
    You're awesome! I didn't look into Carbon Copy Cloner, I thought the program was just for bootable copies of your hard drive. I gave it a shot and it does exactly what I was looking for and more. Thanks! :D

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