Backup thoughts - can I use a macbook pro like timecapsule

Discussion in 'iMac' started by gorgen, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. gorgen macrumors newbie

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    So I have a 13" MBP. Im buying a imac. Can use the laptopp to backup files from the imac easily?

    I have never owned a timecapsule but from what I read it seams simple and useful. So Im thinking if I could save some money and just use the laptop for backup instead of buying timecapsule...
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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  3. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    what hellhammer said. My mac backs up every hour i think (not sure why, Can i change that and how?). If you're doing the same it would be a waste to use your macbook when you can easily get a small drive for 50 quid
     
  4. gorgen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I live in iceland...no such thing as 50 quid :)

    What about wireless...it sounds great not having to plug a usb into the imac everytime I want to backup
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Just keep it plugged in 24/7 and your files will be backed up automatically
     

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