Network drive / Carbon Copy Cloner question

thekb

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I have my main iTunes library housed on an external hard drive (called 'iTunes') that is connected to my Airport Extreme router. I want to be able to back it up onto an external hard drive ('iTunes backup') that I plug into my MBP periodically.

I set up a scheduled task to automatically do this when the drives are both visible on the system, but when I plug in my 'iTunes backup' external drive to my MPB, the task does not begin. The only way to make it backup is to manually start it.

I know this is a little counterintuitive to backup a network drive to a local drive, but is this something CCC or Mac OSX cannot do? Is there a setting I need to tweak to make the automatic backup occur when the backup drive is connected locally?

Thanks!
 

thekb

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So you don't think it can be set to perform the backup automatically when the drives are connected? I can trigger the backup manually, but it's just more convenient when it is automatic.

Thanks
 

thekb

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You can, trough 'Scheduled Tasks (Command + S)' in your Carbon Copy Cloner.

Again ... I tried scheduling a task to automatically backup the source drive when the destination drive is connected, but it wouldn't automatically initiate. I have to trigger it manually.
 

m9740

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Can you edit the scheduled task? eg. adding files to be backed up? As I understand editing sheduled tasks is not possible and that makes ccc really hard to work with, or have I missed something here?