Selective backup application?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fanofdool, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. fanofdool macrumors newbie

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    What's the best application to selectively back up folders? Both Super Duper and Carbon Copy Cloner erase the continents of the external hard drive before backup, so those won't work for me. I'm not really looking to make a bootable clone of my hard drive anyway. I'd just like to back up some folders and avoid the hassle of drag-and-drop.

    Shareware is fine if it's reasonably priced.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    rsync (terminal command) will do that for you an also chronosync
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    RE:
    "What's the best application to selectively back up folders? Both Super Duper and Carbon Copy Cloner erase the continents of the external hard drive before backup, so those won't work for me. I'm not really looking to make a bootable clone of my hard drive anyway. I'd just like to back up some folders and avoid the hassle of drag-and-drop."

    Doesn't the latest version of CarbonCopyCloner have an "incremental" backup option that lets you _choose_ which folders to back up?

    And doesn't it also have a checkbox that you can check to prevent it from erasing other files that are already on the "target" drive?

    Seems that CCC can do just what you want, IF you set it up carefully.

    - John
     

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