Apple Macintosh News and Information
Apple Macintosh News and Information

Old Mac as a backup server

Christopher Breen writes on Macworld on how to “Use an old Mac as a backup server”

The article is well worth a read, covering the use of Retrospect 8, ChronoSync and ChronoAgent amongst others.

“ChronoSync. Although its name hints that it’s a synchronization tool, with version 4 ChronoSync became a more powerful backup tool. At its most basic you choose a source—a folder on your Mac, for example—and a destination, which might be the external hard drive attached to your Mac. Click the Synchronize button and the selected source files are copied to the destination in their current state—as individual files and folders, making it easy to restore just the files you want.”

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