Flying Fox wrote:Thanks Flying Fox! I hadn't looked into Arq before but I think that might be an ideal solution. I have an SFTP server setup already and was hoping to be able to use Cloudberry Backup with it but their Mac app doesn't support SFTP. I will look into Arq more in depth tonight and see if I can make it work.Are you using peer-to-peer only? This article claimed that there is no direct replacement. Perhaps time to research setting up an SFTP server, or roll your own offsite backup rotation schemes (not possible if you have a geographical distance limitation).
https://www.macworld.com/article/321864 ... ution.html
llisandro wrote:Unfortunately, my parent's internet speed is too slow to have this work. I have tried using these directions (https://www.bytemark.co.uk/docs/example-setups/time-machine-linux/) to a linux box but it wasn't viable due to their 5Mbs connection.If you don't need access, and are just providing a safe spot for their backups, Time Machine (as of Sierra) lets you back up to a networked SMB share.
Mentawl wrote:I just wish they had a Mac client. Thanks for the suggestion though!Best option I've found so far is BuddyBackup, which seems to do most of what Crashplan peer-to-peer was doing, with the exception that you don't seem to be able to set a time window for the sync to happen, it's always-on.
Mentawl wrote:No worries!Ach my apologies, missed that part sorry!
codedivine wrote:I gave Duplicati a try tonight from one of my PCs and it seems to work like a champ! I will give it try from my parents Mac tomorrow evening after installing an additional 8TB of storage in my server. Thanks again!I had some success in using Duplicati.
general_tux wrote:I gave Duplicati a try tonight from one of my PCs and it seems to work like a champ! I will give it try from my parents Mac tomorrow evening after installing an additional 8TB of storage in my server. Thanks again!
codedivine wrote:Thanks for the tip! I will be sure to have that backed up as well. I noticed that you can run a script after a backup, maybe I will add a robocopy batch file to my Windows machines and a rsync bash script to my parent's Mac to have this done automatically.One tip for using Duplicati. Duplicati will create a local DB file on the source PC. It will be stored somewhere in user's home folder. On Windows, it is under AppData hidden folder. It is better to back that local DB somewhere manually or using a scheduled job. If the source PC crashes, and your local DB is lost, my understanding is that you can still recover all your data but recovery is slow.