1. The_Prodigy1982's Avatar
    I'm wondering, if there's an app that makes backups of specific (user defined) folders and put them on an external harddrive?
    I would love to back up a few specific folders to an external harddrive, without having to worry about it.
    And yes, I know Time Machine makes perfect copies of my harddrive and Im already using it, but since I run a business I would like to have a secondary backup on my external harddrive just in case.

    - My goal would be to have these backups ALWAYS override previous*versions of the files included in those particular*folders (saved from earlier backups).
    So the backed up folders an respective files would ALWAYS contain the most recent versions.

    Any recommendations for apps that make this happen?

    * On Windows I used SyncBack SE for this, and it did the job perfectly!
    But too bad this app isnt available for OS X
    10-05-2015 12:22 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Just set up and use TimeMachine backups built in to the Mac OS. You'll be fine....
    10-05-2015 12:51 PM
  3. Ericclark4's Avatar
    If you don't want to use Time Machine, you could use Carbonite ($5.00 a month cloud service backup) https://www.carbonite.com/en/cloud-backup/personal/buy/

    There might be an app in the mac app store too
    11-29-2016 11:07 AM
  4. rchacko's Avatar
    If you wanted a more roundabout solution, you could write scripts to mirror your backups form TimeMachine onto a tertiary storage system like DropBox. You could also pay for Crash Plan which handles this as well. But, with all of this being said, I'd say save yourself the headache and just use time machine to make multiple copies. You'll be fine
    12-04-2016 03:31 PM
  5. robertk328's Avatar
    If you don't want to use Time Machine, you could use Carbonite ($5.00 a month cloud service backup) https://www.carbonite.com/en/cloud-backup/personal/buy/

    There might be an app in the mac app store too
    I do something similar... time machine for local backup, then Backblaze for online backup. If something happens to my Time Machine drive, I still have online/offsite.
    12-04-2016 04:37 PM
  6. TMav's Avatar
    I use Time Machine to back up my Mac. But I use Chronosync to back up my FCPX projects which are kept on external hard drives. I have found the app to be very nice and trust worthy. It sounds like it would do what you want. You can find the app in the App Store.
    12-09-2016 02:06 AM
  7. TMav's Avatar
    Now I see this is an old thread.
    12-09-2016 02:08 AM
  8. emjayess's Avatar
    I use Time Machine to back up my Mac. But I use Chronosync to back up my FCPX projects which are kept on external hard drives. I have found the app to be very nice and trust worthy. It sounds like it would do what you want. You can find the app in the App Store.
    Yes, Cronosync is cool.
    02-19-2017 01:22 PM

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