In Praise of ChronoSync

One of my many failings is an obsession with backing up data. I’d like to say this is a result of my growing up with data storage devices like cassette tapes that scarred me with a lifelong mistrust for all backups. However when you come down to it, I’m just a little bit crazy. Anyway, one of my backup regimens includes copying all of my essential documents onto an 8 gig encrypted thumb drive once a month. The best application for this job is ChronoSync. I bought my ChronoSync license years ago and was really pleased this week to find out that: a) they released a new version 4 with several significant upgrades; and, b) ChronoSync developer, Econ Technologies, does not charge for upgrades, ever.

If you want to sync two folders or make sure a limited portion of your “stuff” gets copied to some other place, take a look at ChronoSync. I’ve been using it a long time and never had a problem.


15 Comments In Praise of ChronoSync

  1. alan@alanharper.com

    I just fell across macsparky.

    No one ever seems to sing the praises of ChronoSync–and I am glad you are doing so. I have 3 computers and 2 TB of data, with 2 sets of removable disks that I keep in rotation to my wife’s office for off-site backup.

    ChronoSync works a treat to keep everything where it should be. I use colors (Finder labels) to keep things organized (yellow = desktop only, red = no-backup, green = sync between laptop and desktop, other = backup from laptop to desktop). It is fast, reliable, and I love having multiple backups of changed files “just in case.”

    Reply
  2. alan@alanharper.com

    I just fell across macsparky.

    No one ever seems to sing the praises of ChronoSync–and I am glad you are doing so. I have 3 computers and 2 TB of data, with 2 sets of removable disks that I keep in rotation to my wife’s office for off-site backup.

    ChronoSync works a treat to keep everything where it should be. I use colors (Finder labels) to keep things organized (yellow = desktop only, red = no-backup, green = sync between laptop and desktop, other = backup from laptop to desktop). It is fast, reliable, and I love having multiple backups of changed files “just in case.”

    Reply
  3. alan@alanharper.com

    I just fell across macsparky.

    No one ever seems to sing the praises of ChronoSync–and I am glad you are doing so. I have 3 computers and 2 TB of data, with 2 sets of removable disks that I keep in rotation to my wife’s office for off-site backup.

    ChronoSync works a treat to keep everything where it should be. I use colors (Finder labels) to keep things organized (yellow = desktop only, red = no-backup, green = sync between laptop and desktop, other = backup from laptop to desktop). It is fast, reliable, and I love having multiple backups of changed files “just in case.”

    Reply
  4. alan@alanharper.com

    I just fell across macsparky.

    No one ever seems to sing the praises of ChronoSync–and I am glad you are doing so. I have 3 computers and 2 TB of data, with 2 sets of removable disks that I keep in rotation to my wife’s office for off-site backup.

    ChronoSync works a treat to keep everything where it should be. I use colors (Finder labels) to keep things organized (yellow = desktop only, red = no-backup, green = sync between laptop and desktop, other = backup from laptop to desktop). It is fast, reliable, and I love having multiple backups of changed files “just in case.”

    Reply
  5. alan@alanharper.com

    I just fell across macsparky.

    No one ever seems to sing the praises of ChronoSync–and I am glad you are doing so. I have 3 computers and 2 TB of data, with 2 sets of removable disks that I keep in rotation to my wife’s office for off-site backup.

    ChronoSync works a treat to keep everything where it should be. I use colors (Finder labels) to keep things organized (yellow = desktop only, red = no-backup, green = sync between laptop and desktop, other = backup from laptop to desktop). It is fast, reliable, and I love having multiple backups of changed files “just in case.”

    Reply
  6. jnturnbull@gmail.com

    I’ve just discovered / downloaded / purchased Chronosync and my first sync worked great.

    Question: I’ve been looking around for a solution to this and spent the last hour experimenting but nothing has worked so far. The problem is that I’m syncing between an iMac and a PowerBook G4. I can schedule both machines to wake up just before the scheduled sync but if the laptop is shut (which is normally is) it simply falls back to sleep. None of the little ‘Caffeine’ or ‘InsomniacX’ programs I’ve tried seem to do the trick.

    Any ideas?

    Reply
  7. jnturnbull@gmail.com

    I’ve just discovered / downloaded / purchased Chronosync and my first sync worked great.

    Question: I’ve been looking around for a solution to this and spent the last hour experimenting but nothing has worked so far. The problem is that I’m syncing between an iMac and a PowerBook G4. I can schedule both machines to wake up just before the scheduled sync but if the laptop is shut (which is normally is) it simply falls back to sleep. None of the little ‘Caffeine’ or ‘InsomniacX’ programs I’ve tried seem to do the trick.

    Any ideas?

    Reply
  8. jnturnbull@gmail.com

    I’ve just discovered / downloaded / purchased Chronosync and my first sync worked great.

    Question: I’ve been looking around for a solution to this and spent the last hour experimenting but nothing has worked so far. The problem is that I’m syncing between an iMac and a PowerBook G4. I can schedule both machines to wake up just before the scheduled sync but if the laptop is shut (which is normally is) it simply falls back to sleep. None of the little ‘Caffeine’ or ‘InsomniacX’ programs I’ve tried seem to do the trick.

    Any ideas?

    Reply
  9. jnturnbull@gmail.com

    I’ve just discovered / downloaded / purchased Chronosync and my first sync worked great.

    Question: I’ve been looking around for a solution to this and spent the last hour experimenting but nothing has worked so far. The problem is that I’m syncing between an iMac and a PowerBook G4. I can schedule both machines to wake up just before the scheduled sync but if the laptop is shut (which is normally is) it simply falls back to sleep. None of the little ‘Caffeine’ or ‘InsomniacX’ programs I’ve tried seem to do the trick.

    Any ideas?

    Reply
  10. jnturnbull@gmail.com

    I’ve just discovered / downloaded / purchased Chronosync and my first sync worked great.

    Question: I’ve been looking around for a solution to this and spent the last hour experimenting but nothing has worked so far. The problem is that I’m syncing between an iMac and a PowerBook G4. I can schedule both machines to wake up just before the scheduled sync but if the laptop is shut (which is normally is) it simply falls back to sleep. None of the little ‘Caffeine’ or ‘InsomniacX’ programs I’ve tried seem to do the trick.

    Any ideas?

    Reply

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