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liquidmonkey
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Join Date: Jun 2008
 
2008-06-20, 20:36

hi there,
i just bought a WD 500gig external drive and will be using it for backups of certain folders.

i'm wondering if there is an easy way to do a backup with the imac OR if there is any synchronization software on the imac to do this??

if not, which is a good and free synchronization software that i could use?

thanks in advance

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2008-06-20, 21:06

Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> Time Machine

Click it on.

Backups are done.

If you want just certain folders, try SuperDuper, or Carbon Copy Cloner.
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liquidmonkey
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2008-06-20, 21:21

hey, thanks for that!
but we are using mac os 10.4.11 and i could not see 'time machine' in the preferences section.
is that a DL or install we have to do??
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liquidmonkey
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2008-06-20, 21:25

ps, carbon copy cloner is just were looking for too, thanks for the tip!!
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jdcfsu
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2008-06-20, 21:40

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Originally Posted by liquidmonkey View Post
hey, thanks for that!
but we are using mac os 10.4.11 and i could not see 'time machine' in the preferences section.
is that a DL or install we have to do??
Time Machine is a feature of 10.5 Leopard so purchasing an upgrade would be the only way to get that feature. But CCC will achieve your goals.
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liquidmonkey
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2008-06-20, 23:22

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Time Machine is a feature of 10.5 Leopard so purchasing an upgrade would be the only way to get that feature. But CCC will achieve your goals.

ok, thanks for that!
a bit of a shame that one has to purchase the 10.5 version, i mean i'm at 10.4.11 for gods sake soooooo close, yet soooo far
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feidhlim1986
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2008-06-21, 06:39

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ok, thanks for that!
a bit of a shame that one has to purchase the 10.5 version, i mean i'm at 10.4.11 for gods sake soooooo close, yet soooo far
This is the internet, you dont have to pay for software is you dont want to
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2008-06-21, 08:42

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This is the internet, you dont have to pay for software is you dont want to
Cheeky!

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Originally Posted by liquidmonkey
ok, thanks for that!
a bit of a shame that one has to purchase the 10.5 version, i mean i'm at 10.4.11 for gods sake soooooo close, yet soooo far
What? A bunch of great features like Time Machine and others are not worth the very reasonable price of an upgrade?

If not, then I think you should re-learn how-to buy stuff. I think shopping online has killed one of the great experiences of shopping... Haggling!! Now I know you have just purchased a WD backup drive - Where did you get it from? Did the thought of going to your local Apple store in person and trying to strike a deal? Whenever I am shopping there is only one rule - "It doesn't hurt to ask for a discount or a deal". The worst answer can only be no!

Just having a quick look on the Apple website I randomly picked the "Iomega UltraMax Hard Drive 500GB". £99 from Apple and A quick Froogle shows not a massive price difference - cheapest was just over £85. So you could say that Apple are charging a £14 premium. Now if you also want a copy of Leopard, ask in store what discount they will give if you buy both today?

Worst case: Nothing.
Best case: The £14 extra off the drive, and maybe a bit off the price of Leopard too.

OK, I have given up keeping this sig up to date. Lets just say I'm the guy that installs every latest version as soon as its available!
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