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Super Flexible File Synchronizer vs SuperDuper - general update on backup universe
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Nov 22, 2008, 08:08 AM
I have been a very happy user of SuperDuper for many years - and have recommended it widely but I have run into a limitation that has made me look elsewhere.

To be specific what I was looking for was a detailed way to run backups not just on a schedule (which SD can do if registered) but if a scheduled backup is missed then at the next earliest opportunity.

Furthermore, I wanted to be emailed with a summary of the backup success or failure - and emailed if the backup had not run at all.

All of these items and many more I have found in the app Super Flexible File Synchronizer.

However, and this is the big but - has anyone had any long term experience with this app and what are your thoughts of using it following a restore.

How does it play with large package format files on a Mac such as Aperture & iPhoto Libraries?

Also, does it copy file attributes with anything like the success of SuperDuper - check out this article for an in-depth examination of what I am really trying to get at: plasticsfuture Blog

All thoughts gratefully appreciated...
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Nov 23, 2008, 01:31 AM
You could look at both ChronoSync and Synk Professional for the email feature.
Missed backup runs? I haven't tested that much, but -- what with launchd built
into OSX -- i'd say any utility could (potentially) satisfy that requrement.

That plasticsfuture blog needs updating... i'm pretty sure both Carbon Copy Cloner
and ChronoSync are up to SuperDuper's snuff, where tracking metadata is concerned.
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Nov 23, 2008, 02:23 AM
cue Besson suggesting rsync.


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