How to Backup RAID 5 to an external hard drive

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Catherine hall, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Catherine hall macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2019
    Hello and thanks for your help!

    I have a Mac Pro and work off an external RAID 5 array. I would like to backup the RAID array onto an external hardrive to have a copy in a remote location. I am unable to do this in time machine. Suggestions?

    THanks! Catherine
  2. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
    Well you could always just drag the contents of the Raid onto a new drive.

    Or look at using a copy app like CarbonCopyCloner CCC.
  3. haralds macrumors 6502a


    Jan 3, 2014
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Carbon Copy Cloner is the way to go. You can make bootable backups. It knows how to handle and among SnapShots. And it can do incremental backups.
  4. bsbeamer macrumors 68020

    Sep 19, 2012
    REMOTE location - please define. Some consider this cloud storage others consider this physical copy stored remotely. Different approach depending on need. Also define total capacity and your typical upload/download speeds.
  5. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    Good point. It seems she is asking about cloud services since she states that Time Machine won’t do what she wants and it does support multiple backups, meaning that one can always be kept off site for safety.

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