Simple backup plan?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by posnera, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. posnera macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    I've got a media library of about 1.3 gb on a 2gb external drive. I just bought a new 2gb drive to use for backup. What is the easiest way to do this automatically. I just want the second drive to mirror the first.

    Time machine is not an option. I've already got a separate drive which is a TM server for two macs and there isn't enough free space.
  2. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2010
    Carbon Copy Cloner or Super Duper will allow you to create jobs to keep 2 drives or partitions in Sync.
  3. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    What about just keeping a copy of the same folder on two different drives?

    Does the OS or any app do checksums to make sure they are exact copies.

    I've had problems with this in the past, where one file ends up being corrupted, and unfortunately I backed up the double, deleted the original off the internal drive, so neither of my two copies would play in QuickTime.

    How is Chronosync?
  4. Mike Oxard macrumors 6502a

    Mike Oxard

    Oct 22, 2009
    Chronosync is very good, easy to use and versatile. The scheduling means you don't have to remember to do anything.
  5. posnera thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    If it isn't automated, it won't get done.

    I think I'll try CCC - free is always nice. Thanks.

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