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Dropbox alternative that works with Mac "packaged" files hierarchies.

I could keep trying different options but I'm on a deadline and would love a recommendation for a reliable, "package" friendly solution. I'm working in Storyboard Pro with Mavericks and so far: -Google Drive keeps intermittently kacking out. -Box won't accept Storyboard project files. Storyboard projects contain many nested subfolders, holding many, many more tiny vector graphic files. I don't need more than a couple of gigabytes of space but it needs to be free. I've left Dropbox because of the Rice appointment, not because I dissatisfied with the product.
posted by bonobothegreat on Apr 22, 2014 - 11 answers

Best practices for OSX backup strategy?

After another data-loss scare, I'm trying to actually get a system in place for backing up a couple home computers. [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Apr 9, 2014 - 20 answers

How do I get non-Time-Capsule networked back-up working?

I need to back up three Macs and an external iTunes library and want to do it via a drive attached to my router. My brain doesn't understand networking. I think I have all the required parts of the puzzle, but I'm clearly not understanding something important. [more inside]
posted by TheDonF on Mar 9, 2014 - 6 answers

I can SEE that this is a burned disk.

DVD-R data archives from an old computer are showing up as blank disks on all the new computers I've tried them with. What can I do to get my data? [more inside]
posted by gauche on Feb 13, 2013 - 18 answers

Why is Time Machine trying to backup so much?

Why is Time Machine trying to backup 35 GB of data every single day when I'm only using 300 GB of my 500 GB HD and I know I have not changed or added that much in the time since my last backup? [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Nov 29, 2012 - 12 answers

An alternative to Time Machine?

Is there a good alternative to Time Machine for doing backups of a mac? I am running Mac OS 10.7.4 and backing up to an external hard drive. [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jul 26, 2012 - 19 answers

Mac Backups: Retrospect or ???

I'm looking for a reliable way to backup 100 OSX client computers across the network. [more inside]
posted by wearyaswater on Mar 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Having made the transition from Windows to OSX as my primary machine, I (almost) couldn't be happier... except...

I feel like this must be a tremendously stupid question: what's the best way to backup my photos on my mac? [more inside]
posted by lilnublet on Jul 23, 2011 - 11 answers

2 Time Machines, 1 MacBook Pro

MacFilter. 2 Time Machines, 1 MacBook Pro - is it possible? Or will it collapse the fabric of space and time? [more inside]
posted by carter on Jun 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Which is the best cloud backup service for the Mac?

Which is the best cloud backup service for the Mac? I want a continuous, complete hard disk mirror of a single OS X computer (at around 1TB). A second computer is a bonus. [more inside]
posted by Typographica on May 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Can I write a backup script for OSX that will automate to S3?

Is there a way to build an automated cloud backup job blending OS X and Amazon S3? [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Mar 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Gigabyte Doubling Trouble

The case of the missing Mac HD space, and symlink shenanigans. [more inside]
posted by brightghost on Feb 11, 2011 - 15 answers

Why Is My External Drive Unexpectedly Mounted?

Recently aded an external drive to my iMac for storage of photo files. It runs off a Firewire 800 port. I also use a Time Capsule. The external drive is mounted overnight via crontab for the daily backup run. When that's done, a script unmounts the drive. This works reliably. The drive, then, should be unmounted the rest of the time. However, the drive is mounted at unexpected and sporadic intervals. The logs reveal that this is usually, but not always, immediately following the unmounting of the Time Capsule after an hourly run. Not on every run, but perhaps on one run per day. In addition, the external drive is sometimes mounted in a way that appears to have no association with the Time Capsule. What's going on?
posted by justcorbly on Nov 18, 2010 - 1 answer

What have you done with my Volumes?

MacFilter: Extraneous OS X volume suffixes? [more inside]
posted by kanuck on Jul 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Please don't drop my files.

Mac OSX to Windows computer back-up software: an easy and reliable method for keeping copies and not losing anything at all in the process, please. [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Jun 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Can I recover an XP backup from OSX?

How do I restore my XP backup file onto my new Mac? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Mar 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Automated corrupt-pr0n detection tool?

Does a tool exist for Mac OS X--either GUI or command-line--that can churn through a folders (or entire drive) worth of video files and detect which files are corrupted and non-playable? [more inside]
posted by melorama on Jan 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me recover a deleted MySQL database on osx

Where does MySQL store actual data in Snow Leopard? How would I retrieve a deleted database from a Time Machine backup? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Dec 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Backing up a messed up older Mac?

Best method/software for efficient, non-annoying backup for a slightly older Mac (G4 running 10.3.9)? [more inside]
posted by southvie on Oct 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Rsync to Merge Disk Images?

Should I use rsync (instead of rsnapshot) to pare down Mac disk image backups? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Aug 30, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I stop my external hard drives from changing disk IDs when I reboot on OS X?

How do I stop my external hard drives from changing disk IDs when I reboot on OS X? [more inside]
posted by triolus on Aug 14, 2009 - 7 answers

How secure is Time Machine backups?

How secure is Time Machine backups? I'm worried about security of the data stored by Time Machine. [more inside]
posted by Leech on Mar 30, 2009 - 17 answers

Baby got too much back

How can I consolidate all my pictures, music, pdf files, etc. from multiple drives? I have about 10 external drives containing photos and so forth. Different drives contain some duplicates, but the individual drives do not. [more inside]
posted by lukemeister on Mar 2, 2009 - 5 answers

Back my Mac up online

What's the best software for automated online backups for OSX? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Dec 25, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I protect my backup drive?

How do I secure my backup hard drive that I copy my computer's content onto? [more inside]
posted by truth1ness on Oct 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Mac server backup software

Getting some Mac servers and looking for suggestions on backup software. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Sep 24, 2008 - 10 answers

MacFilter: Upgraded my hard drive using SuperDuper to clone, but Time Machine backed up the entire drive after the swap. How to prevent this?

MacFilter: Upgraded my hard drive using SuperDuper to clone, but Time Machine backed up the entire drive after the swap. How to prevent this? [more inside]
posted by kenliu on Aug 30, 2008 - 5 answers

OS X Time Machine backup with USB disc as one source

OS X Backup Filter. I use a mac mini with it's limited had disc space, so also use an external USB drive to store big stuff like my iTunes Library, Lightroom Catalog, and Downloads. I need automatic backup help. [more inside]
posted by superfurry on Aug 5, 2008 - 8 answers

Help Me Secure My External Drive

Is there a way to make my external hard drive only accessible to me without too seriously decreasing the ease of use when I am using it? [more inside]
posted by ecab on Feb 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me configure the ultimate Mac OSX backup solution.

Help me configure the ultimate Mac OSX backup solution! [more inside]
posted by drgonzo2k2 on Dec 20, 2007 - 4 answers

best backup drive option for Leopard?

Best backup drive for Leopard, and options for multiple computers? [more inside]
posted by lackutrol on Nov 5, 2007 - 13 answers

I need to backup a website to DVD.

What's the best software and method for completely backing up a website to DVD? [more inside]
posted by asuh on Oct 25, 2007 - 10 answers

I'm having a recurring problem backing up my mac.

I'm having a recurring problem backing up my mac. One specific file seems to be causing the problem, but I can't find it anywhere on my mac. Help? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Aug 26, 2007 - 17 answers

Backing up Mac niternal drive containing BootCamp partition

Best way to backup an internal drive of a MacBook, containing a Boot Camp partition, to an external drive? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Jul 20, 2007 - 4 answers

or maybe that one with the fox, goose, and grain.

Please help me with a Hard Drive "Tower of Hanoi" puzzle. [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Sep 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Mac Backup sucks, but does it work?

Let it be known, first, that I devoured past posts on Macs and backup tools, and see a lot of things I want to try. However, I used Apple's own Mac Backup 3 application (a .Mac tool) prior to learning here that it sucks. So, for those who have also similarly (if inexplicably) used Mac Backup, I have a question. How do I know if it worked? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on May 12, 2006 - 5 answers

How to partition an external hard drive for use with OS X and Windows, and booting OS X too?

I need help using my external USB hard drive with Mac OS X, and there's [more inside]
posted by evariste on May 12, 2006 - 2 answers

How to go from "this_" to "this" ?

Batch unzipping and file renaming on UNIX or OS X? All_ my_ files_ look_ like_ this!_.gz [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Mar 23, 2006 - 25 answers

Why are my daily scripts running more than daily?

Why are my daily scripts on OS X running more than daily? [more inside]
posted by KirkJobSluder on Mar 21, 2006 - 3 answers

Best basic strategy for 25-gig backup?

I'm looking for a basic, personal Mac-based backup plan. I've got 25 gigs of data - files and media - on my Mac that I want to keep backed up, every week at least. I've used .Mac's Backup program, but that's too slow for this size of backup (and doesn't seem to have that capacity). [more inside]
posted by cgt on Feb 6, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me backup and sync my files!

How can I backup and sync files on my mac? [more inside]
posted by rossination on Nov 20, 2005 - 9 answers

what is the best, most cost-effective way to backup multiple hard drives?

I have three 160 gig hard drives full of Apple Lossless music that I've ripped from my CDs. I want to keep these drives backed up, obviously. Is the most cost effective route to just buy a 500 gig (or ideally, one TB) drive for this purpose? Are there enclosures that hold multiple hard drives that would be appropriate (and cost effective) for this use? With the deals out there, it seems cheaper to buy more 160s than a 500 gig. I'm on a Mac G5.
posted by thewiseacre on Oct 28, 2005 - 15 answers

Our data is safer because of your efforts

Best way to backup two OS X laptops to a single firewire drive? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Sep 7, 2005 - 16 answers

What filesystem can be easily shared between Linux and Macs?

Sharing hard-drives between Linux and Mac OSX (tiger). Which filesystem? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 24, 2005 - 18 answers

Protecting data on Mac server?

Mac OSX Server Backup question: what's the best way to ensure that my small office doesn't lose the data we store on our file server? Right now we use Retrospect with a tape drive, but it's not an ideal solution, because finding stuff on the tape is a huge pain, and the time required to maintain it is lost time. Should we go with a portable external hard drive (someone brings the tapes home just in case of fire or explosion)? Or purchase an off-site solution?
posted by miss tea on Aug 2, 2005 - 17 answers

Backups

Does anyone know a good backup program? What I want to do is make a carbon copy of a folder on my laptop and have it on my external firewire drive in OS X.
It's a sample library that is pretty big and I don't want to drag copy to whole thing over every time. What I'd like is some sort of "sync" type backup program that would go in and note which files have been added/ changed. Everything app I've seen just wants to make a folder with the date on it periodically.
posted by Napierzaza on Nov 26, 2004 - 10 answers

Segmented disc burning on a mac.

Segmented disc burning on a mac. I have 150gb of disc-image backups on a 200gb drive. I need to burn them off so i can make a fresh set. Impression 2 offers segmented direct-to-disc backup, but apparently relies on Apple's built-in discburning, which requires loads of swap space per job - in this instance, if i were to burn it all at once (I won't, believe me!) I'd need around 300gb of swap space. Which I don't have. Can recent versions of Toast do this? What about the granpappy of Mac bak, Retrospect (licensing issues aside)? [gigabytes inside] [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 11, 2004 - 6 answers

Backup and sync software for OSX

Does anyone know of a good, reliable free/shareware OS X app that can do simple backup/synchronise operations. Something like Syncback on windows. Thanks.
posted by ascullion on Aug 20, 2004 - 3 answers

Panther Replaced Wget with cURL -- So How Do I Backup a Website?

OS X: cURL help... [more inside]
posted by o2b on Jun 14, 2004 - 6 answers

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