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    URgent: Best back up system for Mac? Nas/Raid/Drobo?
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    URgent: Best back up system for Mac? Nas/Raid/Drobo?
    Hi there

    Due to reasons I won't bore you with I really need to get a decent back up system on the go!

    I wish to buy today/this weekend, so I'm turning to my fellow Mac Forum users for help!

    What is the best back up system for Mac?

    NAS.... Raid (which?)... Drobo? Something else entirely?

    I can get my hands on a 4bay drobo at a pretty good price... I also use one at work... would this be the wway to go?

    All ideas, tips, links, hints, suggestions and plans welcome! :-)
    MacBookPro - 2.2 15" - Mac Mini - 2.5 2009 -MacPro Tower 2 x 3 Quad Core (Work) - iPhone 4 - iPad2, 2x Apple TV

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    URgent: Best back up system for Mac? Nas/Raid/Drobo?
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    Before you jump onto technology, have a read at the backup sticky in the Switcher Hangout section and have a look at this thread as well.

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...s-backups.html

    Then make up your mind .... Technology is the last thing to think about.

    Cheers ... McBie
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    URgent: Best back up system for Mac? Nas/Raid/Drobo?
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    Is there some particular reason you didn't mention that you don't find an external drive plus Time Machine to be adequate?

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    URgent: Best back up system for Mac? Nas/Raid/Drobo?
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    Thanks guys! V helpful!

    Chas: want something as crash proof as possible!!!
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