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10.4: Back up important folders with one click System 10.4
As chief-editor of a Ukrainian website about Macs, I need to regularly back up my articles folder, at least to my iPod if I don't have better storage at hand. So, I've written a four-line Automator script to do this. You can use this script to backup some of your important folders. Just click on the script's icon in the Dock, and your files will be zipped, named with today's date, and copied to the iPod! Here is the Automator program:
  1. Finder: Get Specified Finder Items -– here you must specify the folders you wish to backup
  2. Finder: Create Archive -– here you must give the basic name for the archive, and specify where to save the archive; choose Desktop.
  3. Finder: Rename Finder Items (Add Date or Time to Finder Item Names) –- here you can add today's date to the archive name.
  4. Finder: Move Finder Items –- specify where to move the zip file (to the iPod, for example, but iPod must be connected to computer first).
Save the workflow as a script, and put it in the Applications folder, for example. Then put an alias to it in the Dock. Now just click on the icon in the Dock, and your important files will be backed up onto your iPod.
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10.4: Back up important folders with one click
Authored by: joedavex on Feb 27, '07 11:54:14AM

How about using rsync with a little scripting to do the reverse of yesterday's post on backing up Flash Drives.
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=2007022112171245
Sounds like a great way to make sure my critical files are backed up everytime I plug in my iPod.



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10.4: Back up important folders with one click
Authored by: slb on Feb 28, '07 04:16:26PM

And all this time I've been wasting mounting my iPod and dragging a folder to it???



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