Good Apple server backup solutions?
Posted on 2015-01-19
We are going to be setting up a Mac Mini with 2TB of external storage connected via a thunderbolt enclosure. It will share data with the rest of the office (~5 people).
We need a good technology for doing backups of the Mac Mini server, and I'm not sure what is the current best-of-breed software out there? thing to use.
1) Backups must be automated and run continuously, or nightly, and send reports of their success
2) Backups should be saved to external storage media (e.g. an external hard disk)
3) It should be possible to rotate the backup media so that we can keep an offsite copy
4) The backup needs to be a complete system image backup of the entire Mac Mini, so the whole thing can be restored in the event of a hardware failure
Is there some de-factor gold standard product typically used for Macs for this purpose? I'm tempted to use Time Machine but I imagine there must be better commercial software out there.