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Randolph Harrison
Cloning External Hard Drive
on May 12, 2014 at 4:01:30 pm

Hello All,

First, I would like to thank you in advance for any advice or suggestions.

I am going to be editing an indie film on Final Cut Pro 7. The problem is, I'm currently working in a third world country with almost no support for anything Mac-based. I have two pretty old Western Digital My Book Hard Drives... I will be using one for all of my footage for this film... but because they are old, and I can't get a hold of a new drive here, I feel that I need to have an exact clone of my work on the second drive, just in case. Is there any software which is cheap (or free), which I can update daily with my work. I want to be able to switch drives, in case of an emergency without losing anything.

Thank you again.
Randy Harrison

Macbook Pro 17", i5, 2.53ghz, 8 gigs ram
OSX 10.9.2
2 x WD My Book

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Eric Strand
Re: Cloning External Hard Drive
on May 14, 2014 at 1:45:50 pm

You could use Terminal and RSync at the end of each day. Only copies over what has changed. I'm not any sort of heavy terminal user, I just learned through googling.

In terminal you type:

rsync -av --progress source drive destination drive


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Randolph Harrison
Re: Cloning External Hard Drive
on May 16, 2014 at 12:43:50 am

Thank you very much, I'll check into all of that.

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Mark Suszko
Re: Cloning External Hard Drive
on May 13, 2014 at 4:26:44 pm

Try Carbon Copy Cloner?

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