Computer Data Backup
We use time machine as a file archive, as it keeps old and deleted files as long as possible for easy recovery. It also serves as redundant backup. Over the years our studio filesystem has grown substantially, with several SSDs dedicated to samples, projects, music library, and more so a large and reliable Time Machine system has become crucial to recovering files and migrating the system to new computers when we update the rig.
carbon copy cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner is an amazing piece of software for synchronization across drives, folders, and files on a system or network. It is particularly helpful with synchronizing samples and projects across the studio's mirror rigs (assistant rigs are cloned so that any project/session can open seamlessly). It hosts a variety of convenient features like saving your copy commands, copy notifications, safety nets (folder differences are not immediately deleted), and more! A must have for any professional that relies on their digital organization.
We used to use Super Duper to maintain a clone of our main system drive, so that if it even went down we can be back online in the short minute it takes to swap in a new drive. This has become slightly obsolete in our system and workflow, but remains a steadfast and vital application for many music professionals.
We use Synchronize Pro X! to make daily backups of all the data in our studio to our Thecus N5200PRO network-based server and our off-site backup, as well as to sync our music library and project folders between workstations.