Folder-Specific Back Up, Time Machine Style

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brayhite, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. brayhite macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    N. Kentucky
    I love Time Machine for the fact that it backs up anything changed or added, rather than re-backing up everything at once. Is there a service, preferably free, that does this but by folder? And in FAT32 format, or some other generic, universally accepted format?

    Example: I want to have daily back ups of my Music folder, Pictures folder, Documents folder, and Movies folder. I want them backed up in their original format (.mp3, .m4v, etc.) so they can be read on nearly anything. Is there a free (or very inexpensive) solution to this?
  2. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Carbon Copy Cloner. Free.
    I have it and because I have a 320gb drive on my laptop along with two 320gb external drives, I can't just copy everything over.

    Last night to test it out, I made a backup of my applications folder. Simple as click, click.... click :)

    You can choose which folder to backup, multiple folders, single folders, what the name is, whether it's read/write or read only, and where it goes.

    Hope this helps :)

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