iDisk folder not backed up with Time Capsule?

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  1. Zeos macrumors 6502

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    I would like for Time Machine to backup the iDisk folder on my MBP, but TM will not pick it up. I know my files are secure on MM/iDisk, but I would like to have the historical archive feature of Time Machine for my iDisk folder. Is there any way to make this work?
     
  2. sportster macrumors 6502

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    I've been thinking lately too. I have an external drive attached to our Airport Extreme that we use to keep files on. Can it Time Machine be used to back up a network drive too?
     
  3. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    I think the only way to do this would be to back up your idisk to your local HDD then that would be picked up by Time Machine. But are you putting files on iDisk that you are not keeping locally at all?
     
  4. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a

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    IF you have "Local iDisk Sync" turned on (In System Preferences / MobileMe / iDisk Tab) then you CAN backup your iDisk using TimeMachine and probably already are...

    "Local iDisk Sync" is where you can work in, save things to and delete things from your iDisk WITHOUT an internet connection. iDisk then SYNCS when it re-connects to the internet. This feature is OFF by default....

    IF LOCAL IDISK IS TURNED ON then your iDisk and it's contents are stored in your - Home / Library / FileSync / (Bunch of numbers) folder in a "your users name"iDisk.sparcebundle... THIS IS YOUR LOCAL IDISK AND IS A COPY OF YOUR ONLINE IDISK (STORED LOCALLY)...

    If timemachine is backing up that folder then you ARE backing up your iDisk and it should be by default...

    NOW, if local iDisk is turned off then you are NOT backing up your iDisk locally and your ONLY copy in on Apple's servers... You HAVE NO BACKUP and are a very trusting person... Just sayin...

    I hope this helps :)
     
  5. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    I have local disk turned on and checked my time machine, the iDisk is not accessible. I wonder where it stores the files?
     
  6. Zeos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have local sync active. Time Machine doesn't show an iDisk folder backup, even though I can access my files when not connected to the internet. :confused:




     
  7. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a

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    Again, Please read this carefully:

    IF LOCAL IDISK IS TURNED ON then your iDisk and it's contents are stored in your - Home / Library / FileSync / (Bunch of numbers) folder in a "your users name"iDisk.sparsebundle... THIS SPARSEBUNDLE DISK IMAGE "IS" YOUR LOCAL IDISK AND IS A COPY OF YOUR ONLINE IDISK (THAT IS STORED LOCALLY)...

    You WILL NOT see your iDisk folders and files but rest assured that this sparsebundle "DISK IMAGE" IS YOUR IDISK

    If you double click this disk image you will mount your local iDisk just like any other drive you mount. You will then see your files and folders

    DO NOT move or monkey with this file !!!!!!!!! But with local iDisk "turned on" your iDisk is being backed up by Time Machine...

    Please forgive the CAPS - only used for emphasis...

    Did I say "Don't monkey with it" ????? :)
     
  8. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    Yep, I looked at the info under the iDisk and noted the path lead to my home folder and then under a sub folder or two had the SparseBundle file. This is cool, so my back up is backed up, awesome.
     

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