How to back up?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MacNoobGuy, May 11, 2012.

  1. MacNoobGuy macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012
    hey guys, i'm just setting up time machine now. however, i've been saving my documents onto a USB flash drive. in Windows i use an app called 'syncback', which just copies a folder from one location and puts it onto another every 10 minutes. is there an app in Lion i can use that does this? i want to be able to tell it it automatically run backups every 10-15 minutes or so without needing to do it manually.

  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
  3. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    I don't think that's really what they were looking for, and doing a Time Machine backup every 10-15 minutes would be unwise, because they would almost certainly overlap at times.

    OP, rsync is a program for UNIX systems that can do what you describe. A quick Google search leads to as a frontend to manage it without using the Terminal.

  4. scarred macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2011
    If you have a time machine, do you really need to be worrying about your USB drive now?

    If you need portability, have you looked at dropbox/skydrive/google drive etc?
  5. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012
    it's just more portable.
  6. \-V-/ Suspended


    May 3, 2012
    Yes, there is:
  7. MacNoobGuy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 18, 2012
    thanks, i'm looking at it now. does it just perform a sync or will it copy the folders over?
  8. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    OP>> Carbon Copy Cloner at this link from V is exactly what you need and is free. Just select what folder(s) you want to sync and setup a schedule of time/scenario to run the sync and you are all set. You can run this to a USB key at the same time you run Time Machine to an external drive and they do not interfere.

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