Solved

Synchronizing two or more external hard drives.

Posted on 2007-03-26
6
3,497 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have two external USB hard drives which I would like to keep synchronized.  Do you all know of a good software that can do that or what is your favorite?


Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:CompuTurk
6 Comments
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
Eoin OSullivan earned 32 total points
ID: 18792137
Is it a one way or a two way mirror?? i.e. is one device updated and the other one a copy or do both change?

Included within OSX is rsync which you can run via Terminal or create an AppleScript to run on a schedule .. however I've found a GUI for Rsync called RSyncX http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/16814 which does fast and effective mirrors one way and sync.

If it is a one-way synchronize then you can also try Carbon Copy Cloner - http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

There are other commerical products like SuperDuper, Synchronize Pro and Tri  Backup which I have used and can recommend .. a full list or OSX backup software here ..http://www.pure-mac.com/backup.html

Personally for simple Mirror and Sync backup I like RsyncX .. try it and see.


0
 

Assisted Solution

by:alesser
alesser earned 31 total points
ID: 18804959
The gold standard, for me, for reliably Mac OS X backups is
Carbon Copy Cloner

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/7032/carbon-copy-cloner

I've used this in a school environment with hundreds of computers and it reliably images our drives all the time.  Best of all, it's free.

Alternatively, you may be interested in the also free SilverKeeper, from LaCie, which I personally use to do my backups:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/7646
0
 
LVL 8

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Duffy
Andrew Duffy earned 31 total points
ID: 18816018
If you want to automate the process then Retrospect Express would be your best bet.
0
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:speedyskis
speedyskis earned 31 total points
ID: 18849801
I use chronosync http://www.econtechnologies.com/site/Pages/ChronoSync/chrono_overview.html
I like that you can sync everything, or just select items.  My creative team recommended it after long term reliability was proven for client projects.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Yesterday Apple introduced their revolutionary new iOS 5 operating system that claims to be the ultimate mobile technology interface. One of the biggest innovations of the new operating system is the introduction of the iCloud computing network. Thi…
Are you looking to clear some space on your phone for the latest iOS 8 update? Did you switch to Spotify so you no longer need to keep music native on your phone? Run out of space for taking photos while in the middle of vacation? Sometimes the quic…
Users will learn how resize a batch of photos from a single command in Photoshop via Photoshop's Image Processor. Open up an Image you'd like to resize in Adobe Photoshop: Adjust the image size according to your preferences. Image > Adjustments > …
Users will learn how to set proper sequence settings, scale images, paste attributes, add transitions, fades, and music. Open up Final Cut Pro 7 and Create a new Project: Set the Sequence Settings. a) Click File > Easy Setup > Format > Apple ProRe…

760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now