Backup Application?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SpittingImage, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. SpittingImage macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2014
    I have a Synology +716 NAS box with 2 x 4TB drives in a Raid 1 format. Plugged into a USB 3 port of the NAS I have a WD 4TB My Book drive which backs up the NAS in a Synology Backup Format. I'm looking for recommendations for an application so that I can backup the NAS in a format readable by a Mac. I have another WD 4TB plugged into the other USB 3 port on the NAS all ready to go. Any suggestion for a backup app?

  2. Pakaku macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2009
    Disk Utility has a Restore feature that can be used to make backups, and the app itself is native. If you want something more automated there's SuperDuper and Carbon Copy Cloner, but I've found sometimes they miss tiny things once in a while.
  3. Sciuriware macrumors 6502


    Jan 4, 2014
    You might consider Time Machine, standard and free, can be configured to take just that disk.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you have a NAS, just go with Apple's delivered Time Machine application, its very good for what it does.
  5. SpittingImage thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2014
    Unless I'm missing something I don't think Time Machine is going to work for me. I use Time Machine to Backup my Macbook Pro to an Airport Time Capsule.

    I want to backup a remote NAS drive to another drive. Can Time Machine do that?
  6. Evren Carven macrumors regular

    Evren Carven

    Dec 16, 2014
    Time Machine can only backup the local disk, it cannot backup a remote disk through the network.

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