In an attempt to finally start posting more frequently, here are two OS X utilities I’ve stumbled across or been pointed to recently that have made my life on various shows measurably easier:
First, there’s Martian LifeBoat, which lets you define a thumbdrive (or any removable drive) as a “lifeboat”, with a predetermined backup set. From then on, any time you plug that drive into the computer, it automatically backs that set of files/folders up onto the drive (with an option to skip the update if you desire) and then (again optionally) unmounts the drive. When you need it, the data’s there as a disk image, ready to be restored or transferred. During tech, I’ve found it useful for keeping offsite backups of my QLab files and cues. I’d love to find something (or see an update to Lifeboat) that can sync the copy on the removable media instead of just a one-way backup, but the price is right, and it’s incredibly useful as is.
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Two awesome Mac utilities (and one for Windows)
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