Time Machine-style back up on FAT32?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by brayhite, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. brayhite macrumors 6502a

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    I was wondering if there is any Time Machine-style back up to an out-of-the-box external HD for selective folders in existence?

    Namely, I want to back up my Music, Pictures, and Documents folders daily but to an external that will be read on Windows computers if necessary.
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Not positive, but Carbon Copy Cloner might do this for you
     
  3. brayhite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    CCC only does it in HFS+ format.
     
  4. brayhite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So no additional ideas? I was wondering if there's an infographic or something that explains the details of each kind of hard drive format. The read/write capabilities of each OS, file limitations, etc. Reason being, I wouldn't mind formatting a partition in a Mac read/writable and Windows readable format.
     
  5. mulo macrumors 68020

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    apple has the answer for you.
    if your a champ you'll just write your own app to do it, shouldn't take more then 30 mins to make an applescript for it.
    if your a little on the lazy side apple has a pice of software called backup, its originally intended for MobileMe users to backup to their idisk, but it will also backup any folder/file to any disk. a little googling for mobilemebackupv3.2 should do the trick.
     
  6. brayhite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Does Backup support multiple hard drive-formats?
     

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