Backup questions (TM, CCC + CrashPlan)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by creativedogmedia, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2011
    Looking for advice on my backup strategy. I have an iMac that I use for my main day to day. It's connected to a 16tb RAID 5 array, where all of my original data sits. Connected to it is a 20tb RAID 5 array. I use Time Machine to backup everything on my 16tb to the 20TB. I use Carbon Copy Cloner to copy everything from my 16tb to my 20tb. I use CrashPlan to backup everything on my iMac and my 16tb primary. Every six months, I take the most recent data and put it onto an external drive for vault storage in my garage.

    1. Is this overkill?
    2. Time Machine gave me a full warning today for the first time. I have it pointed to my 20tb drive.

  2. SkyLinx macrumors member


    Mar 24, 2018
    Espoo, Finland
    I am paranoid with backups as well and also use TimeMachine, Crashplan (two local copies plus cloud) and CCC.... so for me it's not overkill :p

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