2 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2013 9:11 AM by Old Toad
James Fernald Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

I have a HUGE iphoto library which I have backed up on an external HD.

I have now added to it - how do I back it up to the same HD without havig to back up all of it, just the new stuff?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,465 points)

    By using an app that does incremental back ups. The first time you run the back up the app will make a complete copy of the Library. Thereafter it will update the back up with the changes you have made. That makes subsequent back ups much faster. Many of these apps also have scheduling capabilities: So set it up and it will do the back up automatically. Examples of such apps: Chronosync or DejaVu . But are many others. Search on MacUpdate or the App Store.

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (128,670 points)

    I use Synk Pro to incrementally backup my library.  I have it set to check and do the backup when iPhoto is closed.  That keeps the activity down while I'm using iPhoto.  When I close iPhoto Synk Pro immediately scans the two libraries and makes the backups necessary.

     

    But any incremental backup app will make the process short and simple.

     

    OT