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I have two external hard drives, WD 320GB and a WD 1TB.

I would like to backup my WD 320GB on a regular basis. Please could you inform me of a good application which could provide these needs:

  • Backup compression (not just copy and pasting the files)
  • Support for FAT-32
  • Possibly scheduling

The external hard drives are in a FAT-32 format because they are sometimes used on a Windows computer.

I have used Get Backup and it doesn't seem to work, as it has an error about copying files with the same name but different extensions

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Get a real backup disk. And skip the compression -- it's far better in the long run to do incremental backups. – Daniel Beck Apr 16 '11 at 9:55

SuperDuper! or Carbon Copy Cloner are the best Mac backup apps. However, neither does compression. (I don't know of any app that does do backup compression.)

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Thanks, SuperDuper doesn't allow me to select external drives for the source. And CCC doesn't support drives that are not HFS+. – ryhart18 Apr 15 '11 at 17:45
SuperDuper! definitely allows the selection of external drives as the source. I regularly back up my external music drive to another external. Maybe source drives need to be HFS+, but that's a bit strange. SuperDuper! just uses rsync in the backend. – CajunLuke Apr 15 '11 at 19:26

SilverKeeper from LaCie is very flexible.

Although like SuperDuper and CCC it does NOT do compression.

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