I need some backup software for just backing up files of a particular type or a smart folder. In this case I need to backup all my video. Is there a free backup software available that will accomplish this for me?
http://www.crashplan.com/ is free for offline usage and can backup folders to an external drive or over LAN. Maybe this helps!
Your Mac has batteries already included. The only drawback (for some people) than it is command line (Terminal.app) solution.
The following shell script can do the job
case $# in (2) SRC="$1"; DEST="$2";; (*) echo "Usage: $0 source destination"; exit 1;; esac cd "$SRC" || exit 2 find . -type f -print0 | grep -ziv 'cpan' | grep -ziE '.(avi|mov|mp4)$' | rsync -n -av0 --files-from=- ./ "$DEST"
Save it into some file (e.g. mybackup.sh) and run from the terminal: sh ./mybackup.sh /path/to/the/source /path/to/the/dest, e.g.:
sh ./mybackup.sh ~/Downloads /Volumes/your_usb_hdd_name/path
Run the scipt and if you satisfiled with the result (will print out what will backing up), remove the '-n'. (The '-n' mean dry run)
rsync can do network backup to, or is possible emulate the TimeMachne functionality too, (incremental backup), etc - rsync is extremely powerful.
If you interested, can learn more with
man rsync from the Terminal.
Ps: Or, it is not enough simply select in finder's search "All Movies" and simple drag&drop to result into the destination?