External NTFS HDD sync

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jhphoto, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. jhphoto macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2011
    Hi Guys - I'm new to Mac so please bear with me as I come up a steep learning curve!

    I just moved from PC to a Quad core iMac and with the PC I had two external 1Tb HDD's formatted as NTFS. These contain all my photo images on one and the second is sync'd to it daily as a backup.

    I got the Tuxera app to allow me to write to the drives but my dilemma is how to sync them since reformatting is not really an option as there is around 750Gb of data and I will still want to share with PC from time to time.

    Is there a sync/clone app that will allow me to regularly sync my main external hdd to the secondary one?

    Thanks in advance for any guidance you can give me.
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    You might try iBackup and / or Crashplan. Both seem to backup to external and / or network drives fine. You can set them to backup one of the drives to the other.

    Crashplan seemed to have a little more 'out of the box' setup on it which requires you to go through and make adjustments, and usually just defaults to backup your Home folder, so you have to change that in the settings I believe.

    iBackup seemed to work pretty well for me, did a great backup over the network very quickly.

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