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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by saladiro, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. saladiro macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    #1
    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a good online back up software that can back up external hard drives in particular?

    I have Carbonite and it can not.(for a Mac that is)
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What do you mean with "online"? Do you want to backup to the Cloud (internet service) or do you want to run a software within your browser to backup to another HDD?

    Have you looked at CarbonCopyCloner (which is an application to backup to an external HDD) or DropBox (which is an online service to store data)?

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  3. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using CrashPlan lately; so far I love and, if I'm reading your post right, it does what you are asking. In my current setup I have CrashPlan managing the backup for 3 drives in my system. All the drives are backed up to their servers and the backup is also mirrored on a local drive for rapid restoration. The only caveat I've found so far is that while it can backup my NTFS drives when booted into Mac OS X, since they are read-only under Mac OS X, it is unable to restore anything to them unless I reboot into Windows (or remount them RW).
     
  4. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    I want to back up my external HD to a software program (eg Carbonite...well that didnt work),
     
  5. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    i need something similar to what carbonite does
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Now you confuse me more.
    Carbonite is an online backup system, meaning you backup to some server(s) located somewhere else via the internet.
    You can't backup to a software, as a software is local and stored on your Mac, unless you mean, "online backup service similar to Carbonite" with software.
    Have you tried the already suggested method via CrashPlan?
    Have you tried troubleshooting Carbonite via the Carbonite Support System?
    Carbonite offers the backing up of an external HDD: http://www.carbonite.com/en/blog/In...Your-Carbonite-Home-Home-Office-Online-Backup

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  7. saladiro thread starter macrumors 6502a

    saladiro

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    hi, sorry about the confusion...

    basically here is my problem,......

    i use carbonite to back up my everyday files...word,excel,adobe..etc...

    I have an external harddrive with a ton of photos

    anything on that external hard drive cant be backed up by carbonite (only for windows can this be done)

    so, i need an app (afraid to call it that), or something similar to carbonite that will also back up data on an external hard drive
     

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