Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to Jowie)
I'd not use TimeMachine for FCP X. I'd use Carbon Copy Cloner. You can tell it to not backup the render folders. You can also just turn background rendering off, render only when you need it. Then when you're finsished, delete the render files. But no, you can't move them anywhere else.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 4:06 AM (in response to Jowie)
Just to confirm, as BenB has said, I would omit FCPX from TImeMachine completely and use another tool. I use Carbon Copy Cloner as well, but I'm thinking of this one - https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/backups-for-final-cut-pro/id586594646?mt=12
I haven't used it though.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 4:22 AM (in response to furrytoes)
Thanks to you both, I didn't realise you could turn off background rendering. I will also have a look at Carbon Copy Cloner, but I have a Time Capsule and so like to do backups over the network (will have to see if this is available with CCC). Why would you suggest not using Time Machine for FCPX?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 4:25 AM (in response to furrytoes)
Would also be good to hear from people who have tried that Backups For Final Cut Pro software... It looks a bit involved and I am a FCPX newbie, so I just want a fairly simple backup strategy. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 4:45 AM (in response to Jowie)
Backups For FCP works like Pro Versioner, only backs up project files, not the media.
CCC will work over networks. I have it running on enterprise systems for my consulting clients. It is a fully professional level backup solution. TimeMachine is a hobbiest, end user app, and doesn't have the control and flexiblity as CCC.
TimeMachine backsup ever few minutes, when things change, and eats up processor resources constantly. CCC can be scheduled. So many advantages of CCC over TimeMachine. One is professional, one is hobbiest, that is basically it.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2013 5:05 AM (in response to BenB)
I will definitely look into using CCC for backing up FCPX. Time Machine backs up every hour, not every few minutes, but that is probably more backing up than I need for my FCPX projects (once a day would be good enough). A good thing about Time Machine however is that I don't need to mess about with the mouting/unmounting to avoid FCPX loading Events and Projects from the backup drive.
Anyway, will have a play and see what works best for me. Thanks.