How to mount "OneDrive" on my Mac

sponch

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 30, 2011
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Hey,
after MS' announcement to give Office 365 users up to 1 TB of cloud storage, it seems quite useful to me, to use it as backup storage of some of my mac files.
What I'd like to do:
1) mount onedrive as a network drive
2) use chornosync to do sync on the mounted drive (as of an upload of 40Mbits speed shouldn't be the problem)

How can I set up Onedrive as a network drive? The information I found do work under Windows but not on my mac (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2478800/de)

Any ideas?
 

joeshmo2010

macrumors 6502a
Jun 25, 2009
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Seattle, WA
Hey,
after MS' announcement to give Office 365 users up to 1 TB of cloud storage, it seems quite useful to me, to use it as backup storage of some of my mac files.
What I'd like to do:
1) mount onedrive as a network drive
2) use chornosync to do sync on the mounted drive (as of an upload of 40Mbits speed shouldn't be the problem)

How can I set up Onedrive as a network drive? The information I found do work under Windows but not on my mac (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2478800/de)

Any ideas?
I don't have experience with network drives, but there's a OneDrive application in the mac app store that creates a OneDrive folder on your Mac's hard drive and automatically syncs your OneDrive files. It's just like DropBox for Mac.
 

sponch

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 30, 2011
77
17
I know (and) have the app but that makes no sense for backups as I had all the files duplicated locally on the Mac.
 

lungbutter

macrumors newbie
Jul 2, 2014
29
2
My thoughts exactly. I don't want a copy of the files locally twice so the drives can sync across the Interweb. I want to use OneDrive as storage only as if it were another 1TB drive.
 

sponch

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 30, 2011
77
17
Actually found a good solution called Arqbackup
It can use quite a lot cloud services for incremental, encrypted backups.
Love it.
 

allantodd8

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Oct 24, 2011
138
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You should definitely try SyncMate, just Google it. It can mount cloud storages as additional disks, without duplicating files all over you hard drive. And it works with 1 TB OneDrive storage too.
 
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