I'm just looking to back up the home folders for each user on the network a total of 5 computers plus the server it's self. i don't need to use carbon copy cloner, since i don't require a bootable drive. though at some point that might be a good idea.

like i said in my first post. i would like this to be completely automated. the server starts up at a certain time of the night. wakes Each computer then mounts the appropriate drive or folder. Copies the contents of the specific drives/shared folders to a specific place on one drive or a designated drive. After the back up of each machine is completed they should be put back to sleep.

yep not much......

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