Deja Vu, PsyncX, backing up to NAS

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  1. lhammer610 macrumors member

    lhammer610

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    I have a LaCie NAS that is not compatible with Time Machine. I used to use Deja Vu to back up the software, but I messed it up by loading a trial version and cannot find my original disk.

    When I back up from my startup disk to the NAS, both Deja Vu and PsyncX create a huge file that takes up all of the remaining space on my startup drive (150 GB with 45 GB free). When Deja Vu finally completes the process and I restart, it deletes the file. PsyncX does not so I manually delete it.

    Deja Vu will not respond to my request for help - I think nobody is home any more at that store. My trial expired and I will not buy something that does not work (silly me).

    Is there any backup software out there that allows me to backup changed files to a NAS and run unattended on a scheduled basis?
     
  2. mathemabeat macrumors member

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    Have you looked at using SuperDuper! ?

    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html

    It allows scheduling and you could use the Smart Update feature to just update whatever has changed.

    All though the demo/free version doesn't allow you to play with all the scheduling, scripting and smart update features, its still worth checking out to see if it might be the right solution for you.


    I use SuperDuper on two machines and I totally recommend it.
     
  3. lhammer610 thread starter macrumors member

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    I took a look at SuperDuper and found (I think) that to a NAS they only support making a disk image. The problem with that is I want to be able to access my NAS via FTP when I am out of my LAN. I could not figure out how to deal with a disk image via FTP.
     
  4. mathemabeat macrumors member

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    Ohhh, you're right. It allows you to clone the drive to another drive, but only local and not network. Otherwise, yeah, its a diskimage.


    Hmmm. I think Carbon Copy Cloner can do it, but only to another Mac. Not just any old SMB or AFP share.
     
  5. lhammer610 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried to use Carbon Copy Cloner and it worked only to a USB or Firewire drive.
    I might be able to use a disk image for those files that I do not want to access via FTP. But I don't know how FTP would handle a disk image. I suspect I would not be able to access individual files in the disk image.

    I just received a copy of Toast 10. It says it has backup software in it. I will have to try it.
     

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