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Old 01-14-2014, 03:00 PM
jpotisch jpotisch is offline
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Backing up to network drive w/o sparse format?

I want to set up my family's MacBooks (various models) to backup via SuperDuper to my home NAS (Western Digital MyBook Live 3TB).

I know I can create sparsebundles for each computer and back up to them, but I'd prefer to use a more direct folder-to-folder copy, that way a slight corruption of the sparsebundle could not render the entire backup useless.

In other words, if I have computers A, B, and C, and each of those has a single /mystuff folder on their hard drives, I'd like browsing my NAS to show me this:

/backups/A/mystuff
/backups/B/mystuff
/backups/C/mystuff

Instead of what I believe SD's default backup scheme would create:

/backups/A.sparsebundle
/backups/B.sparsebundle
/backups/C.sparsebundle

because inside each .sparsebundle package there is its own file system hiding where the /mystuff folder and its contents actually are.

I know that if I were backing up to a USB drive then what I'm asking for is the default behavior, so I'm looking for a way to get SuperDuper to treat a network drive like a locally attached drive. I'm a technical user, so I'm happy to hit the command line, edit plists, etc. if that makes this possible.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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