Network Backup Software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chazco, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. chazco macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2010
    I've recently switched to a MBP after years using Windows/Linux. Everything has worked great so far and now I'm looking for a good backup solution. My requirements are:

    • Supports FileVault (no logouts etc, unencrypted backups are fine)
    • Compatible with the Western Digital MyBook World 1TB NAS
    • Will work over a Wi-Fi link
    • Offers versioning
    • 'Set and forget'
    • Ideally free.

    Time Machine sounded ideal but seems to have issues with FileVault (if I wasn't on the same network as the NAS the logout process took >15 minutes, presumably whilst it looked for it).

    I'm currently using the bundled Memeo Backup software. It works okay except it doesn't have any way to delete old files from the backup and is rapidly consuming space on the NAS.

    Any suggestions on a good backup solution?

    Thanks :)
  2. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2010
    what did you use on your PCs?

    Lots of people like Super Duper, but I can't use it over a network.
    Same for Time Machine.

    I have a 4T Drobo - 3T usable. I just use carbon copy cloner.
    It is set and forget. But if you really need versioning, you might need to handle that manually.
  3. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    Just curious - have you got your drive(s) on the Drobo formatted as HFS or are you using a disk image?
  4. chazco thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2010
    I used to use grsync on Ubuntu. I'm looking for something thats a little more automated for Mac. That means that versioning is essential (e.g. in case of corrupt files automatically overwriting the good ones in the backup).

    I had a look at that. Seems like it could be good. The lack of versioning might be a problem though. How does it react if a backup is scheduled but i'm not on the network?
  5. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009

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