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BackupScript takes advantage of one of the Mac OS’s main power-houses: AppleScript.
BackupScript takes advantage of one of the Mac OS’s main power-houses: AppleScript. Every Mac has it, every Mac can use it, and Apple keeps making it more and more powerful. That said, I decided to finally start utilizing AppleScript and I whipped-up this script to perform my daily backups — on my main system as well as my wife’s iMac over the network.
All you have to do is open the script file, change a few lines to match your setup, save your changes as an application, then use it whenever and however you see fit.
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Here are some key features of "BackupScript":
Optional backup of a networked Mac (or PC).
Full error handling/messaging in case there is an error (like a permissions error, for example).
Successful backup confirmation so you know your data was backed up properly.
Simple to set up.
Optional auto-Trash emptying after the backup is finished to save disk space.
Fixed an if/then statement that would prevent network backups if no local backup was performed (thanks, Sean!).
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