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20th of November 2008 (Thu), 13:02
I'm looking for a program that I can use to automatically back up files to another hard drive. I want to back up my Lightroom catalog once a day on another hard drive. It doesn't need to read a rewrite every file, just the files that have been changed. Does anyone know of any software that does this? Thanks.
20th of November 2008 (Thu), 13:10
If you're on a Mac with Leopard this is precisely what its Time Machine does (hourly).
20th of November 2008 (Thu), 13:16
If you're just looking to backup your Lightroom catalog data, then you can use LR's own backup features under Edit>Catalog Settings.
If you're looking for something to backup entire directories, I like Microsoft's free SyncToy. (Assuming of course you're on a PC).
20th of November 2008 (Thu), 13:21
I'm on a PC.
Thanks. I'll check those out when I get home.
20th of November 2008 (Thu), 14:17
Try a program called Second Copy... Cheap and also can create version archives.
Far more intuitive than SyncToy. It's also pretty cheap bit of software.
20th of November 2008 (Thu), 20:53
I downloaded Second Copy and it is running right now and I have it scheduled to run. I'll try it out and probably end up buying it. Thanks for the info, it is exactly what I was looking for!
26th of November 2008 (Wed), 18:13
I've been using second copy for years. It works great.
26th of November 2008 (Wed), 18:15
Acronis True Image. It does incremental backups, which means each backup you do, you can choose to only back up new files. It saves a ton of time.
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