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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Should I use rsync (instead of rsnapshot) to pare down Mac disk image backups? [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Aug 30, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Getting some Mac servers and looking for suggestions on backup software. [more inside]
posted by jmd82
on Sep 24, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What's the best software and method for completely backing up a website to DVD? [more inside]
posted by asuh
on Oct 25, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -