How can I backup to a drive at someone else's house?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by daikw, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. daikw macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2010
    As it's a always a good idea to have an 'off site' backup.
    I thought of buying an external HD, setting it up at a family members house
    and backing up to it through time machine and an internet connection.

    I would prefer not to pay for a costly 'remote backup' subscription.

    Could someone guide me through the steps necessary to make this happen. Or suggest an alternative approach to automatically backing up offsite?

    One problem I can foresee is the large volumes of data involved, pictures, video etc. (even though I could do the initial backup through a 'hard-wired' connection.)

    Thanks in advance.
  2. phineas macrumors regular


    Nov 1, 2006
    South of the Border I-95
    This is just a ballpark guess, but I'd figure that they'd have to setup maybe a vpn or some sort of gateway, along with an assigned IP to the Hard Drive for back up of course using login credentials also.

    Just a stab at it

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