Carbon Copy Cloner - One way backup?

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  1. iqwertyi macrumors regular

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    Hi. Here's my situation, i have a "Photos" folder with a lot of sub folders.
    I want to back up everything. THEN, delete all folders older than 2016, and continue adding folders for future projects. I want it to sync/backup to continue but without deleting the folders I deleted from the main drive on the target drive.

    Basically, I'm trying to create space on my first drive.
     
  2. grahamperrin macrumors 601

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    Do you already use Time Machine and if so, how much free space is on the volume where backups are stored?
     
  3. iqwertyi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes. I already use time machine. But I'm not trying to back up time machine. Rather another folder.
    Scenario is like this

    Drive A: Folder 1, 2, 3
    I want to "backup/sync" all those to Drive B.

    Now, because Drive A is only 1 TB, I need to delete Folder 1 and 2. and continue with folder 4 and 5.

    I want Drive B to then have folders 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Drive B will be my "archive" folder with 6 TB.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I would get the app Carbon Copy Cloner to do this. Set it up to copy (clone) the Photos folder from drive A to B, then in the options choose this setting. So when you remove some folders from A, they will stay on B.

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  5. iqwertyi thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you! That's the option I was looking for.
     

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