Backing up a messed up older Mac?
October 28, 2009 8:59 AM Subscribe
Best method/software for efficient, non-annoying backup for a slightly older Mac (G4 running 10.3.9)?
posted by southvie to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Trying to back up a ton of Pro Tools sessions and other audio junk from an older G4 running OS X 10.3.9 onto a newish LaCie external drive. From several years of misuse, mismanagement and abuse, there are a lot of duplicate and corrupt files. Simply dragging and dropping the folders in Finder is getting annoying, because every time it encounters a corrupt or wonky file I have to start over and be super-diligent to ensure every single possible file is copied. Trying to get about 200G copied this way is becoming annoying and wasting lots of time.
Is there a better method or application I could use (ideally, free or cheap) to let this run for hours and have it automatically skip, check or even fix any messed up files -- and just have it done?