How do you backup?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kenyabob, Nov 11, 2003.

  1. kenyabob macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2003
    San Francisco
    What software are people using to backup? Anything good out there for backingup to an external hd?
  2. Java macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2003
    Marin County (where else?)
    Backup 2 from Apple

    If you have a .mac account, download Backup 2. You can easily backup your work to an external hard drive. Works really well.

  3. reh macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2003
    I run this script every two weeks. It compresses some folders in my home directory and puts them in my backup folder.
    # Backup is a simple script that creates a tarball of specified directories and sticks 'em
    # somewhere for safe keeping.
    # Created 2002.12.14 by Ryan E. Hannan
    # Updated 2003.03.24 by Ryan E. Hannan
    DIR="backup/`date +%Y.%m.%d`"
    mkdir $DIR 
    echo "Backing up..."
    echo "~/bin"
    tar -czf $DIR/bin.tgz                   bin/
    echo "~/documents"
    tar -czf $DIR/documents.tgz             documents/
    echo "~/library"
    tar -czf $DIR/library.tgz               library/
    echo "~/movies"
    tar -czf $DIR/movies.tgz                movies/
    echo "~/pictures"
    tar -czf $DIR/pictures.tgz              pictures/
    echo "~/sites"
    tar -czf $DIR/sites.tgz                 sites/
    echo ". files"
    tar -czf $DIR/dotfiles.tgz              .vimrc .z*
  4. adamfilip macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2003
    burlington, Ontario canada

    um im new to scripts in osx

    how do i run a script?
  5. PHARAOHk macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2003
    All I know is if you are using iPhoto be prepared to have a hierarchical folder maze of ultra organized pictures if you are just copying the iPhoto file. Also get in the habit of naming ALL of your photos. iPhoto will accept the generic numerical names given by the camera even if they are redundant. So if you are dragging a bunch of photos to the desktop from the iPhoto folders with those generic names OSX may say that that name is taken so you have to rename..... Please correct me if I'm wrong. I stopped naming individual pictures when I got my mac and then I had to go back and name hundreds of pictures.


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