Backup mini to macbook pro off site

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by thecounthahaha, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. thecounthahaha macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010

    I've got a mac mini that I use which has multiple HDDs plugged into it, and I'd like it so that I have a backup of those drives going to my 'off site' macbook pro's external HDDs of the same size, via the internet!

    Crashplan ( offers free computer to computer backups, but I'm struggling to find the right setting - have I not understood?

    It says it can backup external drives, but I can't seem to find the way to sort out a different backup location for each external drive - I'm after this:

    mini HDD A - backup to mbp HDD A
    mini HDD B - backup to mbp HDD B
    mini HDD C - backup to mbp HDD C

    Is this possible? If not, is there another way?

  2. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    I think you need to setup four different task jobs, then point them to the proper destination.

    I'm using CP Central (the paid version) and have multiple hard drives. While the company does not like the fact I have multiple jobs I'm more comfortable knowing my photo library gets a backup than my music... Sometimes the service hangs. It's not bulletproof.
  3. thecounthahaha thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2010
    Ah ok, cool. I've found the backup sets section in the Settings window, and have created a new set for one of the drives, but I can't see how to choose a destination folder on the other mac...

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