Help Me Set Up Auto Backup on a 10.4 Mac
October 8, 2008 10:31 AM Subscribe
BackupFilter: My boss has a Seagate FreeAgent external drive attached to her Macbook Pro. Using the drive manager software that came with it, I set up scheduled backups for her on MWF at noon. Problem is, it doesn't follow the schedule and won't back up at all.
I've already lost a battle with IT to have Leopard installed on the office computers, so I'm trying to find a way to let my non-savvy coworkers do automatic backups. I thought this was the solution. Where am I going wrong?
My best guess is that you have to have the program open for it to run the scheduled backup. But doesn't that defeat the purpose of the schedule?
I'd really like to not invoke other software, if possible.