In the past, I have used Nikon's software to download photos - and to create a backup at the same time, so I was able to create the same folder/file structure (based on data of capture) everytime I downloaded photos - once in the main location & once as backup.
My new camera ( Canon) & the Nikon software don't play well when there are raw files involved (perfectly happy if it's just .jpg - but I guess that's understandable!)
I'd thought that Lightroom would do what I want - it'll happily create folders of images based on date taken (as the Nikon software does), but if I get it to create a backup, all it does is to generate another folder elsewhere (where I told it - it's not *that* contrary) - but it creates a single "downloaded on ..." regardless of when they were taken.
My current backup is to use TimeMachine to backup everything & I also use Carbon Copy Cloner to back up the files once a week to a networked drive that my Windows 8 lappy can see too.
Ideally, I'd like to know if there's software that as soon as I save a file to location A, it gets saved as well to location 'B'.
I tried to work out how to do it using Automator, but I failed; I was able to persuade it to copy files from folder a to folder b, but not to create mirrored folder structures. (It's not a deeply nested folder structure ... I have a folder / year, so it's max of 366 folders within that, but they're not nested; just one a day). Someone on a Lightroom forum suggested Hazel - and from reading the documentation, I *think* it would do what I want, but I'm not 100% sure.
The Carbon Copy Cloner I have is an old version, so it keeps telling me I have to update it; I've no objection to paying, if it'll do what I want, but the version I have seems to only work on a scheduler, not instantly.
Any suggestions for the best way to go?