Backup Solution

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by askiboot, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. askiboot macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2009

    I will be a freshman next year in college and I was wondering about a backup solution. Currently I have a Time Capsule that backs up all my data from my laptop as well as the other computers in my house. It works great and I love having the features of Time Machine. Unfortunately the college I'm attending doesn't let students bring in routers. They do offer a discounted backup service through, but I have read that it doesn't play nice with Time Machine. Is there another solution that works better?

  2. gakuran hitori macrumors regular

    gakuran hitori

    Nov 13, 2008
    Why not just get a cheap usb external hard drive to use with time machine?
  3. askiboot thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2009
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    That was my second plan. I was just wondering if there was a different wireless solution, which would be my preference.
  4. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Unfortunately many devices may be blocked over the school's network. Many times, they'll block odd ports and prevent non-authenticating computers from accessing the network. USB would be faster than wireless, and you can just unplug it and leave it on your desk when you take your laptop with you.
  5. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    Time Machine and Crashplan work fine together. I back up all my machines to both... and it works great.

    The two are completely independent on each other. I use crashplan as my primary backup. I use Time Machine as my local backup... which is great if you need to restore quickly.


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