OSX Server backup?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by kweevuss, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. kweevuss macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2012
    I have just been finding out that Time Machine isn't the greatest for the server OS. Espically since I have the 2 drives and it only lets me restore to one disk. I also been reading that it doesn't restore the server config settings. Is there anything else out there that anyone uses that allows for:

    A restore of 2 disks (both of the ones that are inside the mac mini server)
    A restore of the server config files

    I realize I could clone the drives, which even then if someone can recommend a program I would be grateful :D

    But I also need something to use on a daily basis.

  2. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    I am using superduper to backup my mini server.
  3. MikeatOSX macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2007
  4. mwhities macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2011
    I use CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner) to backup my systems. Every Friday, I do a full (incremental) backup of the drives. I test them at least once a month. (These are all home systems, not work production.)
  5. kweevuss thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2012
    Thanks for the replies! I'm going to try both out shortly
  6. kweevuss thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2012
    I have a problem that I might be able to get around but I don't see it. It seems like both programs only backup one internal drive at a time. Is there something I can do it make it backup both of my internal drives at the same time?
  7. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    I use SuperDuper! I just schedule backups for each of the drives. Sure it only does one at a time, but it will do both serially.

    In my case my server has two 500GB drives and my external backup drive is 1TB with two partitions. It does an incremental every night and I swap external drives with an offsite drive every week.

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