How to back up multiple MacBooks?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Digerati8, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Digerati8 macrumors newbie

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    I have a small network with 5 MacBook Pros and I'm wanting to know the best way to back the data up from each computer. Do I use a central backup point? The daily usable data on each computer must stay local to each MacBook because they are not always on the local network.
     
  2. benhollberg macrumors 68020

    benhollberg

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    Connect a large hard drive to the network. Back them all up using Time Machine.
     
  3. Digerati8 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So I can have some sort of NAS on the network and all MacBooks can have their own separate backup to it? Every time I've set up a Time Machine backup, it wants to format the drive for its own backup, leaving me to believe that there can only be 1 backup per hard external hard drive..?
     
  4. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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    I have three Macs backup to one 2 TB hard drive connected via USB to a Time Capsule. Not sure how the NAS thing works but I can back with Time Machine to one hard drive using multiple Macs.
     

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