Disk for Time Machine?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Baldrake, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. Baldrake macrumors 6502

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    My 4-year old time capsule is starting to throw up errors, so I'm looking at replacing it.

    What's the current thinking of best hard drive to support time machine? I was initially thinking a NAS, but they are awfully expensive. What solutions are you all using to do time machine on your LAN?
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

    FreakinEurekan

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    Right now I'm running a Time Capsule AC with a 2nd 3TB external. But looking at options, I'm actually thinking I might install Server on my Mini and use that.
     
  3. MacForScience macrumors 6502

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    Save your money and buy a regular desktop drive from HGST (Touro) or some such, and invest in a CrashPlan subscription. If you want to be paranoid like me you can use Carbon Copy to clone your drive to a disk, Time Machine to backup to another, CrashPlan to locally backup to another and to their servers. Please don't do network Time Machine with OS X server–that is nothing but problems in my experience. You have no idea how many hours I have spent at client locations having to mess with OS X server Time Machine service to try to make it behave itself.
     

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