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Old 06-08-2009, 01:27 PM
watermelon watermelon is offline
 
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Default Back up methods on Mac OS (Tiger)

So I want to do an automatic back up of my iTunes folder to an external hard drive every week for example. Plan is to back up to external hard disk and then use Jungle Disk to upload to Amazon.

Any recommended software or should I just write an rsync script and let chron take care of scheduling?

Cheers.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:28 PM
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I would deffo go down the rsync & cron route personally.
Isn't there some backup software built into OSX though? Time machine or something?
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:29 PM
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Time Machine is for Leopard and I'm on Tiger so no joy there.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:08 PM
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Or 'tar'? It is an archiving utility like. Has a whole horde of options for which files to include and when.
Code:
tar -cvpzf backup-partial.tar.gz /boot /etc /usr/local/portage /home --exclude=/home//.mozilla/firefox/*.default/Cache --exclude=/home//.Trash --exclude=/home//.local/share/Trash/files
etc. You get the idea. "-g" is also good, for incremental backups.

rsync comes in to it's own when you want to auto scp to a remote host, but you are doing a local copy.

tar or rsync I'd say, and cron. Write a little scripteen.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:18 PM
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Yeah little scripteen is the way forward.

Was disappointed to see that Automator had no scripts for this sorta stuff.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:02 AM
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So I want to do an automatic back up of my iTunes folder to an external hard drive every week for example. Plan is to back up to external hard disk and then use Jungle Disk to upload to Amazon.

Any recommended software or should I just write an rsync script and let chron take care of scheduling?

Cheers.
jungle disk your whole mp3 collection? is it really worth that much?

jungle disk is far from cheap, your better off just getting a nas with raid in the long run.
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:04 AM
Joey Beltram Joey Beltram is offline
 
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if yer going down the cloud option check out

http://www.readynas.com/?cat=55

has a cloud backup option same as jungle disk, but cheaper, as well as ssh / rsync / full cli options....
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:42 PM
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Cheers for this Joey.

The Jungle Disk thing is about $5 or less a month. I only use it as a main offsite storage. Wanting to look into the NAS option for sure but need to start working again before I can start buying sexy things like those.
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