Does this Automator workflow exist?

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  1. iridium130

    iridium130 OT Supporter

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    I have a WD Passport drive that I use to back up music and pictures manually (in case the Time Machine drive fails :ugh: ), but right now I am manually copying over my iPhoto Library and my entire iTunes library.

    Is there an automator script where I can search for any new files not on my external HD and have it copy the new files and only the new files over to the HD?

    :bowdown: if so, bummer if not, I'll have to keep manually doing it :hs:
     
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    I'm stuck at

    'Find Finder Items', Where: iTunes Music, Date Created/After/_______ :hs:
     
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    JCrev Where is your god now? OT Supporter

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    You could do it with one line with the command line tool rysnc thats included with os x. If you type
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    rsync -Pavu  "/Users/(username)/Music/" "/Volumes/(name of external drive)/Music/folder"
    in a terminal session it should work. You could try doing a dry run without copying anything by running
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    rsync -Pavun  "/Users/(username)/Music/" "/Volumes/(name of external drive)/Music/folder"
    and nothing will be copied it will just show you what would have been copied.

    I think that will be easiest way to do it.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2008

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