Synk, SuperDuper! Alright

So, Trey convinced me to try SuperDuper!. I like it. It’s extremely easy-to-use and quick to operate. It’s very similar to Synk. Synk actually has a few more features for regular backups; plus, it’s a tad cheaper. It’s kind of a tough decision.

One thing that they both feature is an option to run a shell script. Or, in the case of Synk, any file. before it does its backup thing. Since I don’t have enough room on my external, I just do a “User Files” backup. That shell script feature comes in handy because I can mysqldump all of my databases to files and also get a list of my installed applications saved to my Documents folder immediately before the backup.

ls -al /Applications > ~/Documents/Application\ List.txt

Very handy.

comment feed And the ensuing discussion…

  1. 1

    Jan 23rd, 2006 at 10:40 am Kevin O'Mara

    Trey’s trying to convince me to use it too. I think that he’s being paid to proselytize. Wait, if you’re paid … I guess it’s just campaigning at that point.

    Eh, who am I kidding? I’ve been pushing NewsFire on him forever. Apparently it has issues on his system or with him personally or something. Regardless, we all have our favorites.

    [Trey/Kevin] and [SuperDuper!/NewsFire], sittin’ in a tree / kay aye ess ess aye enn gee / First comes love, then comes marriage / Then comes a user with a [fully-backed up system / news aggregator]!

  2. 2

    Feb 11th, 2006 at 4:48 pm Jason C

    Well, I finally sat down with Angela’s iBook on Friday evening to setup SuperDuper. She does have a number of important files and keeping a backup is therefore crucial. We have an external hard drive on a network and I chose to use it for the backup. Unfortunately, something about the transfer speed makes this impractical. After over 11 hours, it had copied less than 6% of her hard drive (which is only 30GB)!

  3. 3

    Feb 12th, 2006 at 10:59 am Jason

    Wow. I don’t know why it would be that slow. I’ve only used my USB 2.0 external. Let me know how the ethernet cable experiment turns out.

  4. 4

    Mar 9th, 2006 at 10:02 pm Maig


    ( I just wanted to comment. )

  5. 5

    Mar 17th, 2006 at 11:27 am Trey

    You should blog about SXSW.

  6. 6

    Mar 25th, 2006 at 5:41 pm Trey

    I’m going to start leaving a comment a day until you start blogging.

  7. 7

    Mar 27th, 2006 at 7:44 pm Trey

    Time to blog.

  8. 8

    Mar 28th, 2006 at 10:59 am Trey

    It’s so lovely out! A perfect day to blog!

  9. 9

    Mar 29th, 2006 at 11:25 am Trey

    Check out this new feature in Campfire. Cool beans.

  10. 10

    Mar 30th, 2006 at 1:57 pm Trey

    Have fun on your trip. I’ll give all your kids candy while you’re gone.

  11. 11

    Mar 31st, 2006 at 11:03 am Trey

    Here’s my report.

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