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Old 03-11-2010, 10:45 AM
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Default Hard Drive Backup Systems

I know this has been covered before, but it seems most of the references have been to tape systems which I want to avoid. I'm a composer using HD3 and I need one backup program or system that will incrementally and automatically backup up every hard drive I have (6 of them). I intend to buy one or two 2 terra byte drives to handle the load, but don't know what program would be best. Silverkeeper works great, but you have to run it manually. Any ideas?

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Old 03-11-2010, 11:05 AM
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Why don't you try some kind of Scheduler with Silverkeeper?
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:06 AM
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http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=348402

http://www.macscheduler.net/
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:50 AM
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Default Re: Hard Drive Backup Systems

I use Intego Backup Manager Pro
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:15 PM
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You can try Synk Standard for 30 days. Been using it for years and it has never hosed me. Synchronize Pro X is great, also. They have a 7 day trial. Either program will do what you need.

http://www.decimus.net/

http://www.qdea.com/synchronize_pro_x_intro.html
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:18 PM
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Retrospect is king, for me. It's a true pro-grade backup solution that is super-easy to set up and use for the non-IT crowd. It has served us well for over 8 years now.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:19 AM
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Default Re: Hard Drive Backup Systems

Thanks for all the info. Will look into all these solutions today.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:47 AM
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Retrospect.

Invest in a docking system of some kind (I have an eSATA dock), and you will then feed it 1TB drives just as we used to feed the tape drive.

Retrospect lets you build scripts and scheduler. It can run local on your workstation, or over a network.

Don't let anyone tell you that the interface is ugly. It's a relatively basic program that does a few things exceptionally well: incrementally backup your data and more importantly, find it when you need to restore.

This should NOT replace your system drive clone(s) or the use of Time Machine for your system drive. I use all 3 methods. But for audio, protools, Retrospect to redundant backup sets/media is a sure thing.

I have been using Retro since 1990.
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:55 AM
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another vote for retrospect
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:18 AM
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Yup, Retrospect here too. I have 2 eSATA/USB docks ($50), and I run a local backup set, and an offsite backup set. Beats waiting for tape to shuffle around during a large restore. Much cheaper than maintaining a tape drive as well.

And like jeremyroberts says, this DOES NOT replace a system clone drive and/or Time Machine. We're actually a little slack in that department around here for my liking, gotta get on that.
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