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Q: Mac OSX data backup ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Mac OSX data backup
Category: Computers > Operating Systems
Asked by: realethan-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 05 Nov 2006 17:00 PST
Expires: 05 Dec 2006 17:00 PST
Question ID: 780371
Hi, I'm a long time PC user whose recently switched to Mac. Here is my
question: I need a bullet-proof way of backing up 100+ gigs of data to
a network SAN on a weekly basis (or possibly more often), I'd like
this to be an incremental back up that I can restore from painlessly.
I need this to happen automaticly when I'm away from work. I'm using a
quad-core Mac Pro, 8g ram, 2x 500gb HDs. It's connected to a Windows
network to which the 1.5tb SAN is also connected. Thanks

Request for Question Clarification by maniac-ga on 07 Nov 2006 19:01 PST
Hello Realethan,

You don't mention which version of MacOS you are using. The  solutions
vary slightly by version.

If you have a .mac account, the backup program provided with that
should provide a capable solution for your problem.

Ohio State  has a nice summary at
which describes several solutions (including Deja Vu - described in
the comment below).

Let me know if this kind of information is what you want and if not,
how a more focused answer can be provided.


Clarification of Question by realethan-ga on 10 Nov 2006 07:36 PST
Im using OS X 10.4.8
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Mac OSX data backup
From: tonjite-ga on 07 Nov 2006 11:35 PST
I have located a peice of backup software called Deja Vu,
( A shareware version is availible.

From the features it seems to be able to do what you wish.

Subject: Re: Mac OSX data backup
From: doushanes-ga on 08 Nov 2006 14:00 PST
Take a look at Retrospect.

They are an award winning back up solution company and have both
versions for PC and Macs.

Through the server edition on the SANS and the Mac version on your quad core pro.

You can do incremmental backups and its really painless. This is the
solution we use on all the backup systems we design. If you have any
more questions about retrospect. Just ask.


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