Need an simple, elegant backup solution for 2 mac laptops

Corner

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Jul 13, 2004
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Hey all-

Here's what we have:

NEW MBP 13" 2.66 with 500GB solid state
This is used as primarily for garageband, photoshop, browsing.
The hard drive is probably gonna have about 300 GB info on it.

2006 MB 13" 2.16 557 160 GB
Primarily used for iTunes, Browsing

I'd like to spend some money on a solution that

- is simple to use
- wireless (if possible)
- allows remote access to HD
- takes up as little space as possible (we don't need any more "furniture"

Ive spent some time on this forum. When i got to AEBS and home NAS, my head was spinning.

PS...if anyone lives in NYC I'd be happy to pay them to come and set things up.
 

R94N

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You could either go for a 'physical' backup (such as a DVD or external hard drive) and/or a cloud solution (like Carbonite) which backs up your data to secure servers elsewhere.
 

Corner

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Jul 13, 2004
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Time Capsule...even if I have Airport Extreme Base Station

Check out Apple's Time Capsule, it sounds like that's what you're looking for :)
I guess Time Capsule would consolidate my peripherals. But I DO have the AEBS (sorry, just figured out what that acronym was).

So what's the primary difference between AEBS + External vs. TC? (from a usability point of view)
 

Corner

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Jul 13, 2004
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You could either go for a 'physical' backup (such as a DVD or external hard drive) and/or a cloud solution (like Carbonite) which backs up your data to secure servers elsewhere.
I take it Carbonite would require a .me account.

Does anyone have a simple, complete solution?
 

knux11

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Apr 22, 2008
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just get a usb drive and hook it up to your AEBS. Done.

The only difference would be if your backup drive dies, you're not screwed. just replace it.
 

Corner

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Jul 13, 2004
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just get a usb drive and hook it up to your AEBS. Done.

The only difference would be if your backup drive dies, you're not screwed. just replace it.

So...to get a little more specific...is this what i should do?

1. Get a 1 TB drive (sounds like USB is good enough instead of FireWire)
2. Partition it for the 2 computers (using Disk Utility?)
3. Use Time Machine on both computers
4. Get a .Me account so i can access files remotely

thanks
 

knux11

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Apr 22, 2008
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So...to get a little more specific...is this what i should do?

1. Get a 1 TB drive (sounds like USB is good enough instead of FireWire)
2. Partition it for the 2 computers (using Disk Utility?)
3. Use Time Machine on both computers
4. Get a .Me account so i can access files remotely

thanks
1. yes. must be usb because aebs does not have firewire port.
2. you can, but not necessary.
3. yep.
4. If you wanna access files while away from home, yeah I guess. or you can get a NAS (networked attached storage), which has an ethernet connection instead of USB, plug it into the AEBS, and it'll do all of the above plus they usually have remote access. I know the buffalo NAS i used to have had this feature, and you won't have to pay for .me.
 

Corner

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Jul 13, 2004
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Ok...got me a HD

1. yes. must be usb because aebs does not have firewire port.
2. you can, but not necessary.
3. yep.
4. If you wanna access files while away from home, yeah I guess. or you can get a NAS (networked attached storage), which has an ethernet connection instead of USB, plug it into the AEBS, and it'll do all of the above plus they usually have remote access. I know the buffalo NAS i used to have had this feature, and you won't have to pay for .me.

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 1 TB USB 2.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive STAA1000100

thanks for your help
 
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