is there a fullblown backup app that isnt time machine?

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  1. quid

    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    i don't like time machine and CCC et al aren't enough.
     
  2. TheWeasel

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    You want a block-to-block backup?
     
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    Not to sound like a sackrider, but Time Machine is the best free, easy to use, intuitive backup software i've ever encountered. Short of an Applescript to duplicate drives (similar to RAID), I'm not sure you're going to find much better.
     
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    I know what time machine can and can't do, I use it now which is why i know i don't like it.

    Im going to set up an apple script but I thought I would give something else one last try.

    The problem with time machine is there isn't much on my system that I care to have backed up, but the stuff I want backed up I REALLY don't want to lose and want the incrementals versioned. And it being free isn't enough of a plus, I'd rather have something that works the way I want it to.

    I'm not sure. What I care about is the files metadata: Date Created, Date Modified etc, and versioned incrementals. The ability to have different backup disks and select what i wan't backed up.


    Is there a good solution for Linux? (I'm setting up a NAS box this week)
     
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  5. TheWeasel

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    CopyCatX is great if you're looking to backup an entire drive. It does a block-by-block copy so it retains all meta data, icon placement, etc. It doesn't allow you to do incremental backups or select a specific folder though. It's a disk duplication tool, not a backup tool. It's very fast too.
     
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    we use retrospect in corporate environments - much more customizable than TM
     
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    :cool: i'll look into that one next im trying deja vu right now.
     
  8. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    i use restrospect here and hate that piece of software...
     
  9. hsmith

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    blah, i need something decent. my external drive if ntfs formatted so time machine won't write to it :greddy:
     
  10. quid

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    Tuxera NTFS

    http://www.tuxera.com/

    its like 30 fucking euros though.
     
  11. mojito

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    silver keeper
    sync back (pc)
     
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    reformat
     
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    That Tux company or whatever, is something that's happened in the past year or so...

    NTFS-3G has been free from the get go, they just made it harder to find the free driver...
     
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    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    We used to use that too. HORRIBLE.
     
  17. hsmith

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    too much shit backed up on it already
     
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    i already have ntfs support for it, but for some reason it won't let me choose it as a backup location :ugh:
     
  19. mojito

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    meaning thats its also your only copy :nono:
     
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    werd, i need a raid setup BADLY :o
     

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