crappy .mac backup policy

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by zimv20, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. zimv20 macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002
    first, i have to admit i signed up for .mac. i have a website there i didn't feel like moving.

    anyway, i'm all about this Backup utility. i used it first for my powerbook. works fine.

    i installed jag on my desktop and wanted to back up some of those files.

    guess what -- Backup told me my .mac account was already being used by another computer. and if i wanted to back up files from this one, i had to delete the resident backup info.

    i am... disgusted. i'm using 17% of my iDisk. i know that if i had programmed Backup/.mac, i would have allowed multiple computers to back up to one place.

  2. Dr. Distortion macrumors regular

    May 2, 2002
    Eindhoven, the Netherlands
    If .mac backup is IP related you could try to put all of your machines behind one router, so they are using one IP. Brings a lot of disadvantages with it though :|

    -Dr. D.
  3. blogo macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2002
    its not IP related
  4. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
    I'm really glad I didn't get .Mac. To think, I almost bought in to that scam...
  5. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
    You do realize that there is a diffrent version of backup for 10.2 than there was for 10.1.x

    If your still using the version from 10.1.x then that might be your problem. You can find the 10.2 version in your software section of your idisk.
  6. jermsmingy macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2002
    no way around it

    That is how it is setup. It stinks I know, but what can you do. Anyways, I just put all of my important files on the computer I back up.
  7. Gigglebyte macrumors member

    Aug 16, 2002
    zim...have you gone to the .mac supoprt page and asked about this issue? you are supposed to get a 24 hour turn around on all questions and issues

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