1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 17, 2009 2:06 PM by Pondini
wworth Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I used the Mac version of Carbonite as an off site backup for my iMac. Time Machine reminds me that I have not done a back up. Should I just shut off Time Machine? I can't find it in the preference area. Also, has anyone else out there used Carbonite for Mac? It took a lonnnnnnng time!

IMac(2) ,MBP,Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.5.2), time capsule
  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)
    wworth wrote:
    I used the Mac version of Carbonite as an off site backup for my iMac. Time Machine reminds me that I have not done a back up.


    TM is reminding you that you haven't done a +*Time Machine+* backup.

    Should I just shut off Time Machine? I can't find it in the preference area.


    I'd strongly recommend against it. TM and its hourly backups are your best protection against disk or other failure, or changing or deleting something in error. An off-site backup is great, but for most of us, it's a secondary backup, not the primary. Do you really want to have only one backup, that's somewhere on somebody's server?

    But yes, you can turn it off via TM Preferences. There's an On/Off button.

    Also, has anyone else out there used Carbonite for Mac? It took a lonnnnnnng time!


    Depending on how much data you're talking about, uploading to the net will never be fast.