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Applescript to Backup to External
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Feb 28, 2007, 06:08 PM
I have an external firewire hard-drive that I would like to back up my Home folder onto. Is there a script to do this for me?

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Feb 28, 2007, 06:55 PM
cp -R ~username /Volumes/externalname

In the terminal should do it. Perhaps someone else can wrap some applescript around that so you can have an icon to click on.
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Feb 28, 2007, 07:13 PM
Thanks so much for the Terminal code. I forgot to mention I wanted to backup on a folder on my External hard-drive. Is this possible? If so, please let me know.
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Mar 4, 2007, 08:19 AM
This is an Apple page which suggests a method for automatically copying (backup) files to an external disk as soon as the external disk is mounted/plugged in.

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