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I am in search of a good backup tool that can backup to a network drive (because time machine cannot).

I want to be able to choose the folders I want to backup and then it does it every night on a schedule

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timemachine can write to network folders, see my answer at superuser.com/questions/158049 –  akira Jun 29 '10 at 13:19
    
Seconded. Time Machine can backup to a network share. Mine is backing up as I type this. :) –  churnd Jun 29 '10 at 13:34
    
please don't use the tag [mac-os] for Mac OS X questions. use [osx] for that. [mac-os] is for legacy Mac OS -- System 9 and earlier. –  quack quixote Jun 29 '10 at 14:20
    
OK will do. I am now able to see the shares however when I try and connect I get this error: OSStatus error 68 –  TheLearner Jun 29 '10 at 15:45

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Write a cron script with rsync.

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rsync is great for this. I would recommend the latest version of rsync, rather than the one provided by Apple, in order to copy metadata properly. Read this article for more information. –  fideli Jun 29 '10 at 13:27

you could try using http://tarsnap.com/, if you need encrypted backup somewhere in the cloud.

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