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Old Jan 9th, 2017, 01:11 PM   #11
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Off topic... When I was looking at the back blaze website I noticed they were using pretty antiquated Macs there. Those old G5's or early Intel C2D macs. Think it might be time for an upgrade!

Maybe they're trying to show that even companies that can't afford to update their iMacs can afford their service, and at a consumer price.
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<snip> So I want to have 2 time machine backups, one to the local drive that will be connected and the other to the offsite drive that will be connected. Does MacOS allow me to do this? <snip>
Yes, you can choose more than one volume for Time Machine backups. Open TM preferences, choose "select disk", then "add disk", it will list your TM backup volume as well as any available volumes. When you add a volume, it will present you with the option of alternating backups using both.

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Yes, you can choose more than one volume for Time Machine backups. Open TM preferences, choose "select disk", then "add disk", it will list your TM backup volume as well as any available volumes. When you add a volume, it will present you with the option of alternating backups using both.

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Thanks! I am going to go with the CCC option and just backup the data folder. I do not need apps backed up or the OS as that is all looked after by Time Machine and even if it was not, that is the easy part. I also don't need an hourly backup like Time Machine will probably have it run once a day in the evening when no one is around.

Thanks for all the suggestions and help everyone, much appreciated.
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