A little background first. I had been using a CrashPlan Family plan for offsite until this past winter. I had purchased a long term subscription some months before they did away with the family plan so probably one of the last users of it. We sold our house last August and have been full timing in our motorhome since then. Have not been using an offsite service except iCloud (not a backup, I know) due to limited bandwidth, either cellular or slow RV park wifi. Previous house also had limited internet available (25/5) but not an issue as we were only baking up changes. Closing on a house next week and will have gigabit internet.
Currently have 2 Macbook Airs and 2 iMacs. In addition we have an older Mac Mini that serves as a media server and Time Machine destination using a JBOD enclosure. Want to go with BackBlaze as my offsite provider. Don’t really want to spend the $ on multiple computers. Hence my new idea.
Currently backup all devices to local USB drives via both CCC and Time Machine. In addition Time Machine backups are made to the Mac Mini. These backups will continue. The CCC backups are made to external SSDs and I consider these to be my primary backup as it provides the fastest and easiest recovery.
For offsite, what I’m thinking about doing is to use CCC to back each machine to its own partition on the Mac Mini. Then use a single BackBlaze subscription to backup the Mac Mini. This would include all the media and the CCC images. I would not include the Time Machine partitions in the BackBlaze backup.
Only issue with this is no current offsite backup when we’re traveling (usually 2-3 months at a time) but I think I can live with this gap since I will have the other backups current.
Thoughts? Comments? Anybody see any other problems?