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Backing up to Flash Drive?
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immsav
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Apr 30, 2003, 05:36 PM
 
I just got a new toy, the Lexar 256MB Jumpdrive (pro, no less), a keyfob-sized beauty of compact flash goodness. Best of all, both Macs and PCs recognize the drive right away.

Now I can stop using whatever Zip drive is handy for my quick file-transporting needs, as this little baby will always be with me on my keychain. But how should I use it to back up crucial files?

First of all, what important files (or libraries, preferences, etc.) might I overlook when backing up my usual docs and such?

Second, is there any slick and fast (and free) way to quickly send the selected files over to the removable device? A standalone app would be nice, but an Applescript-Perl solution would work, wouldn't it?

As always, thanks for the help,

Jacob
     
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Apr 30, 2003, 09:16 PM
 
I use "Synchronize! X" which I've found to be really good, though it's not free (not too expensive though). I back up to my 'FlashDio' 256MB USB Drive and my iPod with it.

http://www.qdea.com/pages/pages-syncx/syncx1.html
     
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May 1, 2003, 09:36 AM
 
Thanks, superblue. Synchronize! X looks like it's just what I need!

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May 1, 2003, 09:56 AM
 
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