Cloning network time machine for offsite backup

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by mmcxiiad, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. mmcxiiad macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2002
    We are using an Xserve in our small company. One of the things that i really like about it is the ability to manage (and be the repository) for all of the time machine backups.

    The problem that I have with Time Machine is that while is a great backup system with versioning, it makes it difficult for an off-site backup - especially considering the storage space needed for multiple computer backups. What I have decided is to clone my Time Machine drive once a week to a external enclosure that i can keep somewhere else.

    Here is our setup:
    • 2.8GHz Quad-Core Xserve
    • Norco Tek DS-1220
    • Highpoint Tech RocketRAID 2314
    • (12) 400GB Hard Drives (These are configured into two 5-drive 1.6TB Raid 5 Arrays & 2 hot-spares)
    • (2) 750GB hard drives in a FW800 enclosure (stripped as 1.4TB)

    Does anyone know of an application that can handle this? I am not sure if this is something that carbon copy cloner or superduper can handle (because you are cloning a drive that has files actively being written to it). Any advice would be great.

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