Any good Systembackup software?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
I just want to automaticly backup all important personal data, e.g. iCal events, photoalbum, bookmark, application settings and so on...



so yo guys, any good recommendation!?

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  • Reply 1 of 4
    pyr3pyr3 Posts: 946member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by seen_xu

    I just want to automaticly backup all important personal data, e.g. iCal events, photoalbum, bookmark, application settings and so on...



    so yo guys, any good recommendation!?




    Back it up to where? External Harddrive? CD-R or DVD-R? File server? How 'automatic' do you want it to be? Is this computer on all the time? Is it a laptop that is put to sleep sometimes?



    EDIT:



    I use this script to backup my home directory to my file server:



    Code:


    #!/bin/bash

    #

    # Author: #############

    # Email: ###########

    # Created: 04/09/2005

    # Modified: 04/09/2005

    #



    GRENDEL=192.168.1.99

    SERVER=$GRENDEL

    SERVER_PATH="backup/PyBook/macosx-home-dir/"

    CLIENT_PATH="$HOME/"

    U="brandon"

    KEY=".ssh/pybook1"



    # STEP 1:

    # Run a script on the server to rotate the backups. Backups of

    # the backup directory are rotated and the last backup is tar.gz'd

    echo "Stage 1: Rotating backups on the server."

    #ssh -i "$HOME/$KEY" $SERVER pybook-backup-server.sh

    ssh -vvv $SERVER pybook-backup-server.sh



    # STEP 2:

    # rsync is used to update the backup directory on the server with the

    # changes that have been made since the last backup

    echo "Stage 2: Backing up the current home directory."

    #rsync -ravz --delete -e "ssh -i $HOME/$KEY" $CLIENT_PATH [email protected]$SERVER:$SERVER_PATH

    rsync -ravz --delete -e ssh $CLIENT_PATH [email protected]$SERVER:$SERVER_PATH



  • Reply 2 of 4
    seen_xuseen_xu Posts: 134member
    I will back em up to External Harddrive.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    pyr3pyr3 Posts: 946member
    seen_xu:

    Quote:

    I will back em up to External Harddrive.



    You might try RsyncX. It's a front-end to the command-line tool rsync. I use rsync manually, but I'm sure other people here can think of some more GUI oriented backup tools.



    Note: RsyncX can schedule the backup to occur at a certain time every day/week/month/ etc. Though if your computer is off at the scheduled time, then it won't run until it hits the next scheduled time. (i.e. if you want it to backup every day at 5am, then the computer should be on at 5am. It won't run the automatically on the next boot for you.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    seen_xuseen_xu Posts: 134member
    thx for your advice, it is really helpful!
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