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05-01-2007, 12:07 AM
I am trying to write a script to back up my documents folder in my home folder (mac) onto my thumb drive. I seem to be having problems with writing the correct script. Any suggestions?

05-01-2007, 07:43 AM
Sure. There are a number of posts up here that cover this, but to reiterate:

Follow the general instructions in the "Excluding files and folders from a backup" chapter in the User's Guide (Help > User's Guide). Except:

Include "Exclude all files" rather than "Backup - all files" in the 2nd (Include) tab
In the 3rd tab, add the folder(s) you want to copy, making sure the command in front is "copy". If the folder is on a different volume, start at "Volumes", then the volume name, and keep going until you find the folder.

All the rest of the steps are the same. Please make sure you understand that you're still copying a volume to another volume, and that if you use Erase, then copy or Smart Update, the resulting volume will *only* have the folders or files you've selected.

Hope that helps!