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GUI wrapper allows finder-based psync backups Apps
For those of you who want a free backup tool like psync, described in a previous hint, but don't really want to mess around with Unix, this is for you.

I just released PsyncX, a GUI wrapper for the psync command-line application. You can download it from here.

Please email me with any comments or questions you might have.
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Apple Script Solution
Authored by: kerim on Sep 04, '02 04:06:52PM

I am very happy to see this GUI wrapper, but it doesn't really suit my purposes. I have a laptop which is often asleep, and not always connected to my Firewire backup, so Cron is not something that really works for me. However, by running PSyncX I was able to get the proper syntax to create an applescript that does work for me. I decided to post it here in case anyone else might wish to modify it. Make sure that the source and destination folders are enclosed in both single and double brackets. Also, make sure that the second to last line (probably wrapped on your screen) is not wrapped.

set source_folder to "'UNIX Path to your source drive here'"
set dest_folder to "'UNIX Path to your destination drive here'"

tell application "Terminal"
activate
do script with command "sudo /usr/local/bin/runpsync -d 0 0 " & source_folder & " " & dest_folder
end tell



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Apple Script Solution
Authored by: David on Sep 05, '02 12:31:38AM

Just to let you know, the /usr/local/bin/runpysnc script is only on people's computers if they have already installed PsyncX. That particular script checks to see if your hard drive is actually connected to the computer before running /usr/local/bin/psync

So this tip won't work unless people either A) replace runpsync with psync in your instructions or B) download and install PsyncX first.

David



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