Macintosh Backup Software...

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by TylerGred, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. TylerGred

    TylerGred Registered Member

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    So here is my problem...

    I work for a successful writer in television. His writing partner lost a whole seasons work due to a hard-drive crash and now my boss is scared this could happen to him.

    Now I've been assigned to find a solution to this, but I'm having trouble. I need a program that can do automatic backups to a ftp. The backups need to have strong encryption also.

    So far I've found a program called Data Backup, that will make encrypted backups. I've found a program that I can upload to his ftp. I just can't seem to find a program that can do both.

    I realize that I could just use Data Backup with daily scheduled backups and use Apple DotCom service, but he already owns a server and doesn't want to pay 99 bucks a year for that service. He's willing, but just seeing if there are other programs out there.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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  2. iceni60

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    i've never used a mac, but it has a unix shell so you can just look for a script to do it all for you as long as the correct programs are installed

    http://bash.cyberciti.biz/backup/encryptftpupload.bash.php
    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070925155109846

    you can use cron to automate things, here's a short podcast that explains how cron works (if macs have crontab you can use that to make adding a cron a bit easier) -
    http://www.twatech.org/show.php?ep=77

    you can use rsync (or a frontend for rsync) or unison to sync files and directories if you want.
     
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