App that syncs folders/drives?

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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    I have a lot of data I want to keep backed up. I'm in the process of buying a condo right now and can't afford a NAS. Best Buy had 1.5tb drives on sale a couple weeks ago so I grabbed one.

    Is there an app that I could use to compare folders or a whole drive and it will sync any changes to another drive/folder? Or could this be done with Automator?
     
  2. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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  3. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    Let me rephrase..

    I have external 1 with critical data on it. I purchased external 2 to backup stuff on external 1. If I copy the folders I want to backup to external 2, I'd like an app that will compare the two folders and only copy over the data that has changed since last copy.
     
  4. hay112

    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    chronosync >
     
  5. hay112

    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    windows live sync is surprisingly great too, but doesn't work in snow leopard yet

    edit: actually now it does
     
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  6. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    I use chronosync to sync my MBP with my file server and it works awesome. Auto mounts the network share, compares, copies, and unmounts the drive. It's about the closest thing to synctoy that I could find.
     
  7. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    noted... I'll have to look into those :cool:
     
  8. Pseudonym

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    Copy unique files found in source folder into destination folder. Existing files in duplicate folder will remain unchanged.

    In Terminal:

    cp -R -n ./source-folder/* ./destination-folder/
     
  9. tenplanescrashing

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    What did you call me? :mad:

    This will be a great thread for when I want to sync my laptop files with my desktop.
     
  10. LOLZILLA

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    There's also "synctwofolders.app" :mamoru:
     

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