8 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2012 9:57 AM by Dr_Pete
Apple-eyed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Anyone know any cloud backup systems that still support OS 10.4.11?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • 1. Re: Online backup compatibility OS 10.4.11
    Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (38,480 points)

    You'd be better off asking this in the Tiger forum than the Mac Pro forum since it is more an issue of OS compatibility and not a hardware specific issue.  Want it moved?

  • 2. Re: Online backup compatibility OS 10.4.11
    Apple-eyed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, please. How do I move it?

  • 3. Re: Online backup compatibility OS 10.4.11
    Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (45,845 points)

    Check out http://www.mediafire.com/index.php

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • 4. Re: Online backup compatibility OS 10.4.11
    Dr_Pete Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Dropbox is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4. Go to www.dropbox.com for details. You get 2GB space free, and price for 100GB is $9.99/mo. or $99.00/yr. which I think is reasonable. Dropbox is a cinch to use. I love it.

  • 5. Re: Online backup compatibility OS 10.4.11
    Apple-eyed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'll check out MediaFire, though at first glance it wants a more updated version of firefox than I have, and I have the latest firefox that works with Tiger.

  • 6. Re: Online backup compatibility OS 10.4.11
    Apple-eyed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you, Dr. Pete. This is very helpful. At first glance DropBox looks more compatible than MediaFire. At least, their site didn't complain about my browser!

  • 7. Re: Online backup compatibility OS 10.4.11
    Apple-eyed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If anyone else is following this thread, I also found iDrive on my own. It works with Tiger. You get 5 GB for free, and another 10 GB for free if you give them access to an email account with at least five contacts. It's pretty easy to create an email account with five working contacts (without giving away all your important contacts on your actual email account). Anyway, so far I'm working with the free 15 GB. It's $4.95/month or $49.50/year for 150 GB. I'm considering that.

    I'm hesitating because it has a kink I can't seem to resolve. It seems to have difficulty following the path to my files, so that sometimes it backs things up twice by way of two apparent paths. So, I'm getting everything I want backed up on a regular basis for free. But I regularly go to my cloud files after back up and delete the duplicated folders. It's a little annoying, but no reason to trash the system since it's free. And the interface is very friendly, a cinch to use.

    So, I may try MediaFire or DropBox, and see what I think. But that's at least three options for Tiger. Good news! I did post the same question on the Tiger forum, and from the answer, I got the idea there was nothing out there for Tiger. Not so!

  • 8. Re: Online backup compatibility OS 10.4.11
    Dr_Pete Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for the tip about iDrive. I tried to download the app,  but it told me it requires Mac OS X 10.5. How did you get the 10.4 version?

     

    Never mind. I found the "For Mac OS X 10.4, click here" option on the Download page.

     

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