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I'm looking for a simple way to do identical backups of my Mac Mini to 2 drives, removables ideally. Just want to store one offsite, keep the other local.

 

Been looking at MacGurus.com's Burly dual drive enclosure, then getting 2 Seagate or Hitachi drives that easily pop in and out.

 

Is this do-able, and is there good easy software that can perform this for me?

 

Thanks for your help.

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I don't know of something that can do it simultaneously, but SuperDuper could easily do it consecutively

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I don't know of something that can do it simultaneously, but SuperDuper could easily do it consecutively

 

SuperDuper! allows you to schedule backups, so you could just hook up your hard drives, create a schedule of backing up one drive at say midnight, and another scheduled backup at say four in the morning. It's not simultaneous, but it gets the job done. (P.S. can't remember or not, but SuperDuper! may have to be purchased for scheduled backups). Hope this helps. You can also just do backups one day to figure out how long each backup takes, that way you can adjust the schedule accordingly so that you can backup when you know you'll be asleep or at work or something. It's what I do for when I'm asleep.

 

Edit: Yes, the scheduling feature of SuperDuper! is for the paid version, but I think it's a great product and worth the money.

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I couldnt get to macguru.com from wither my macbook or iphone, so im not sure about the pricing, look, ect of the enclosure that you are talking about.

 

However i see what you want. I was just looking at g-tech's G-safe which makes a raid 1 (mirrored) RAID of Two Drives (which are included).

http://g-technology.com/Products/G-SAFE.cfm

 

A Cheaper alternative to G-tech's option is the Newertech Maximus. It is Not only cheaper, but also avaliable as a bare Kit.

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/usb/raid_1/Gmax

 

Both Units have an auto rebuild function, so when you exchange the off site drives, it will automatically rebuild the new one.

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I couldnt get to macguru.com from wither my macbook or iphone, so im not sure about the pricing, look, ect of the enclosure that you are talking about.

 

However i see what you want. I was just looking at g-tech's G-safe which makes a raid 1 (mirrored) RAID of Two Drives (which are included).

http://g-technology.com/Products/G-SAFE.cfm

 

A Cheaper alternative to G-tech's option is the Newertech Maximus. It is Not only cheaper, but also avaliable as a bare Kit.

http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/usb/raid_1/Gmax

 

Both Units have an auto rebuild function, so when you exchange the off site drives, it will automatically rebuild the new one.

When I read this thread initially I didn't even think of what it was that's being asked. Of course, hardware RAID 1. There are many products out there from every major manufacturer with 2 drive enclosures. However most of them are not removable drives. I did find this http://www.simpletech.com/commercial/produ...impleshare.html a while ago and thought it was an interesting solution.

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I have 2 G-RAIDs and can vouch for the quality fo these drives. They're spendy but they're quite nice.

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I have 2 G-RAIDs and can vouch for the quality fo these drives. They're spendy but they're quite nice.

 

Thanks, everyone! I wound up buying a 2 drive FW Burly enclosure from MacGurus.com, and 2 Seagate 500GB drives from NewEgg, and will try using SuperDuper to do the redundant backups.

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