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real Aug 5, 2001 05:04 AM
file back up software
What is the best file backup software out there I would like it to be able to backup certain folders on the machine to a remote macine over a network. project files and other stuff. that type of thing. I will have one drive on the remote machine that will be just for the backup stuff. what is the best way of setting this up.
thanks fore the help :) real
Cipher13 Aug 5, 2001 06:06 AM
Personally, I'd just use the manual method, good ole drag-n'-drop.
Log on, copy the files you need, and be done with it.

No need for fancy software..
real Aug 5, 2001 06:55 AM
is there software that can do it on a schedle basis sorry have horrible spelling. So like at 12:00 am or what ever There software will backup whatever needs to backed up From the folders to the backup volume. thanks for the help on both of the topics cipher. real ;)
MikeM32 Aug 5, 2001 02:54 PM
real; My place of work uses Retrospect Backup 4.3. It'll let you write a script and schedule all different kinds of backups. The software itself is very simple to use. I do believe you can also make it backup accross a network to a specific system. You can backup to just about any writable media as-well. You can restore "lost" work if it's on a backup using a fairly intuitive search and restore method which is built-in.

I've never actually backed up "accross" a network, but My guess is you'd just need whatever volume you'd back-up to to be mounted on the system your backing up from. Then Retrospect will see the volume. It's a very useful piece of software especially if you need to backup some large quantity of Data and simply don't have the time to drag and drop files. You can schedule it to do it's thing while your asleep or something (for example).

crazycylon Aug 6, 2001 07:26 PM
Synchronize works really well for backing up as well.

I use synchronize myself to back up my hard drive onto my firewire drive on a schedule. Much faster than the finder, so far I really like it.

[ 08-06-2001: Message edited by: crazycylon ]
spicyjeff Aug 7, 2001 12:30 AM
Retrospect is the way to go. They have been around for as long as Mac OS and have both consumer and professional products to do what you are looking to do.

[ 08-07-2001: Message edited by: spicyjeff ]
wANCO tHE sANE Aug 7, 2001 01:32 AM
I also think you can do this with Applescript....
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