Best TM and CCC Setup?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by mstgkillr, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. mstgkillr macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2012
    I am trying to setup an easy and efficient Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner backup system.

    I have the following:
    • 2017 iMac 1TB (Wife's primary computer)
    • 2017 RMBP 1TB (My primary computer)
    • 2015 RMBP 1TB (Secondary/Backup computer)
    • 2013 Time Capsule 3TB
    • CenturyLink Technicolor C2000T (Wi-Fi) Modem
    I assume the 3TB Time Capsule no longer has enough storage for my three Macs so I was thinking of either upgrading the internal HDD, adding an external HDD, or selling it and trying out OS X Server. Any suggestions on an internal HDD and external HDD?

    I know many people use a stand alone Mac Mini with DAS for OS X Server but I am not sure how OS X Server effects the functionality of everything else. Instead of purchasing a Mac Mini, could I just add OS X Server and DAS to the iMac or 2015 RMBP?

    What would you recommend in my situation?
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    If it was me with that setup, and assuming the Time Capsule is still working okay, I would just buy a external 3.5" USB drive and attach it to the TC and keep using that. You could use the TC internal drive for some Macs and the external for others.

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