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Can't believe I'm the first person trying to do this, but can't find any previous threads. I want to make a remote copy of my Time Machine backups (if I have a fire at home then I'll likely loose my computer and the backup machine, so I want a copy in a completely different location). But, when I try to add my Time Machine backup folder I get a message saying that I don't have write permission. Can anyone help?
I have 2 Macs in my house that need a good backup strategy. Time Machine is ok but after a while it always stops working for one reason or another and I have to erase the Time Machine drives and start over. Lame. Plus I've heard problems persists with Time Machine on a NAS drive. I'm thinking about building a FreeNAS system, mainly for the wonderful ZFS snapshot feature. I'll have BTSync installed on the FreeNAS, as well as on the Macs of course. I'll have both Mac home folders synced to folders on the FreeNAS ZFS filesystem. (Also, i'll be sharing some larger media files from the FreeNAS back to the Macs over AFP that wont be part of the BTSync). So, the FreeNAS will have a constant 1:1 backup of all my files on the Macs, plus a way of rolling back to earlier / deleted files via ZFS snapshots. This sounds like a great setup. Maybe too good to be true? Are they any pitfalls I might run into? Also, does ZFS play nicely with BTSync and vice versa? I've seen a thread about how Zevo, the Mac version of ZFS, causes Mac BTSync to hang. I'm wondering if this is mac specific, or if the same issue exists on the FreeNAS version of BTSync. Advice? Thoughts?