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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Eric_L

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Posted February 13 2009 - 12:22 AM

I have an iMac and a network drive. I've been using the network drive to store my music library so that my other network computers can access it also. I recently bought a RAID external drive (not networked) for my iMac both to store my massive movie files from my Sony HD Camera as well as to backup my iMac. I would also like to have a backup of my music files. Is there an easy way to get time machine to backup not only my on-board hard drive but also the networked drive? If not - does anyone have any recommendations? -and yes - I've decided to take the plunge and start working on learning more about my iMac. I'm also researching networking (I found a few forums dedicated to it) and getting my three OS systems to freely share files. (I still think there is money to be made if a coder could make an app that could simplify this across various platforms)

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 13 2009 - 01:07 AM

I'd use Carbon Copy Cloner and set it up to do a backup of whatever you wanted late at night...

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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Michael_K_Sr

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Posted February 13 2009 - 07:55 AM

Time Machine will only back up your boot drive...not the networked drive. As Sam mentioned, download a free copy (but donations accepted) of Carbon Copy Cloner from bombich.com. It will let you easily back up that network drive.

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Posted February 14 2009 - 12:48 AM

Googling this issues suggests Time Machine will backup external drives.

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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 14 2009 - 06:15 AM

Maybe but I think networked drives are a totally seperate category.

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