Network drive / Carbon Copy Cloner question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thekb, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. thekb
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    I have my main iTunes library housed on an external hard drive (called 'iTunes') that is connected to my Airport Extreme router. I want to be able to back it up onto an external hard drive ('iTunes backup') that I plug into my MBP periodically.

    I set up a scheduled task to automatically do this when the drives are both visible on the system, but when I plug in my 'iTunes backup' external drive to my MPB, the task does not begin. The only way to make it backup is to manually start it.

    I know this is a little counterintuitive to backup a network drive to a local drive, but is this something CCC or Mac OSX cannot do? Is there a setting I need to tweak to make the automatic backup occur when the backup drive is connected locally?

    Thanks!
     
  2. satcomer
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    Just have both drives connected when backing up the iTunes Library and then set the Scheduler to do daily or weekly backups.
     
  3. thekb
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    So you don't think it can be set to perform the backup automatically when the drives are connected? I can trigger the backup manually, but it's just more convenient when it is automatic.

    Thanks
     
  4. technowar
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    You can, trough 'Scheduled Tasks (Command + S)' in your Carbon Copy Cloner.
     
  5. thekb
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    Again ... I tried scheduling a task to automatically backup the source drive when the destination drive is connected, but it wouldn't automatically initiate. I have to trigger it manually.
     
  6. technowar
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    That's weird. Mine is working fine.

    I run the task on weekly basis, selects a day and save.
     
  7. m9740
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    Can you edit the scheduled task? eg. adding files to be backed up? As I understand editing sheduled tasks is not possible and that makes ccc really hard to work with, or have I missed something here?
     

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