Multiple Time Machine Backups?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AndyR, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. AndyR macrumors 6502a

    AndyR

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    Hey all,

    Currently have my MBP backed up to a USB drive with Time Machine which I then keep at work so its offsite. I used to have a Time Capsule which died, and Time Machine backups wirelessly to my QNAP NAS were always corrupting so this is why I use USB.

    Anyway, I'm a tool when it comes to forgetting to bring my USB home to backup each week, so I was wondering, can I have multiple TimeMachine backups on the go at once? And can I say have my full laptop backed up to my USB whenever I bring that home, and also have a TM backup to my NAS but just have this doing my iPhoto library for example as I don't have space for everything?

    Thanks,

    Andy
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Mountain Lion will allow two Time Machine backups at once like you want, but it will backup the whole machine. If you just want to copy the iPhoto library to another drive, you will be better of with a sync utility of some sort like Carbon Copy Cloner.
     
  3. AndyR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Would CCC just copy the changes to the iPhoto library each time (like if you show contents) or would it treat it as one big file and copy that every time?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just the changes.
     
  5. AndyR thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet! That'll work peachy for me then, never thought of CCC for that.
     

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