Dolly Drive allows Time Machine to behave just like Time Machine, except that it sends backups to the Dolly Drive servers as opposed to a drive on your desk. Let’s say you’re at a meeting in the field, only to realize that an important file is corrupt or missing entirely. If it lives on an external drive back in your home or office, you’re out of luck. Dolly Drive lets you restore it from the cloud, using Time Machine’s familiar UI, getting you back in business.
The Dolly Drive Family Plan lets you back up multiple Macs (the number depends on the plan you’ve purchased) to a single account, which is great for households with more than one machine. For example, my wife and I each have a laptop. Other families might parent/student computers while some individuals own a desktop and a laptop. The Family Plan lets you create off-site backups of each via Apple’s Time Machine. Here’s how.
Once you’ve purchased a Family Plan (pricing follows), the account holder becomes the administrator. From there you log into your account online and create a new user, entering that person’s name, temporary password, email address and more. Most important is the storage allotment set aside for that user; assign what you wish.
Your new user will receive an email confirmation. Choose a new password, install Dolly Drive, login and get started. You can monitor each account on the summary page for information like allocated storage space, username, status (active vs. Pending) and creation date. You can also edit account details.Pricing
Dolly Drive offers several family plans, starting with the Small plan that offers 250 GB of storage at just $7/mo (paying annually gives you a bit of a break) up to the Power plan which offers 8 TB of storage and starts at $198/mo.
I’ve been a happy Dolly Drive customer for years now, and am happy to have a way to easily create remote bakups for the two Macs in our house. Let me say good work to the folks at Dolly Drive.