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Time Capsule - Backup Strategy Questions

Old 10-06-11, 04:27 PM
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Time Capsule - Backup Strategy Questions

Hi,

I just got a MacBook Air and I'm looking at getting a Time Capsule HD to support my backups. I like the idea of wirelessly syncing to the Time Capsule instead of having to plug in the HD all the time.

Couple questions:

1) I need to have offsite backup. Currently I have 2 external USB drives which I plug in, back up via Time Machine software, and take one to another location. I know on the Time Capsule there is a USB port - can I plug a USB hard drive into that USB port to sync the data from the Time Capsule to the USB hard drive? I know you can add-on HD space to the Time Capsule via that USB port but I want to be able to sync so that I can take the USB drive to the offsite location.

2) is it possible to access the Time Capsule data wirelessly over the internet WITHOUT mobileme? all I see when doing searches is that you need to have mobileme but I'm not keen on paying the monthly fee.

3) are there any other hard drives out there (doesn't have to be Apple) which offer either of the 2 above?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-06-11, 08:20 PM
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Re: Time Capsule - Backup Strategy Questions

It sounds like you actually want one of those cloud online backup services, like Mozy or Carbonite. They fulfill both your requirements of offsite backup and Internet access to the data.
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Old 10-06-11, 11:54 PM
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yeah but I don't want to have my data in a cloud and pay a monthly service fee
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Old 10-08-11, 11:59 AM
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anyone?
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