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Looking for suggestions to sync external drives over internet

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I have a iMac connected to an external hard drive at my house. I would like to sync this external drive to a another external drive connected to a Mac Mini at my parents house. I would like this sync to happen automatically at night and also be free.

I have a iMac connected to an external hard drive at my house. I would like to sync this external drive to a another external drive connected to a Mac Mini at my parents house. I would like this sync to happen automatically at night and also be free.
Anyone have any suggestions??

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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I checked out the rsync stuff but I think its a little over my head. If I had the time or patience I could create a customized solution like that but it seems more trouble than its worth. I am looking more for an application that does the work for you like Crash Plan.
I tested out CrashPlan last night. I installed it on both machines and it was able to backup the files I need very quickly. It supports the ability to set times for the backup which is a big bonus.
The only problem I run into is that it does not make a 1:1 copy of the data. It backs it up to the destination drive in some weird file format that you can not just access the data. If I experienced a failure I would have to use their restore utility to recover the files.
What I would like is that if the drive at my house fails I can run over to my parents, grab that drive, plug it in and be working exactly as before. Crash Plan is so close to being what I want but I just do not want to have to take the time, and trust that their utility will restore the data when I need.

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