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MAC issue: need to backup a MAC unattended

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by TurboMirage, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

    so we need to get the data off this MAC computer at the office without the user knowing.

    im thinking its not possible. the only way i can see it is if we go to their office and set their drives to share and pull the data that way..
  2. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin

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    thats how it is on widows, unless its attached to a domain and the user is not a domain admin.
  3. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator

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    isnt stealing data, i dunno, illegal?
  4. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member

    Some jobs you sign a statement at log on that informs you there is no expecation of privacy. Work machines are used for work.

    Could you do a "routine backup"?
  5. awptickes

    awptickes unimpressed by you

    enable ssh or "remote access" then add an account to it, login remotely, sudo to root, then copy data off to another machine.

    Edit: if you have Apple Remote Desktop, it's a piece of cake.
  6. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator

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    If that's the case you should just take the computer. No need to be secretive about it.
  7. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

    the solution was to go in over the weekend and just backup the machine to an external drive while the user was gone. took about 40 minutes.

    its a corporate machine, and you sign a computer use policy, i'm the senior admin of IT.... i dont need permission :shrug:
  8. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator

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    then just say "hey give me that i need to do updates"
  9. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member

    In our case unions and such are involved so general council provides guidance or our supers do as to how to handle the situation. Also their is a concern with chain of custody and such in case you find something criminal on the machine.
  10. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

    no unions, but its just not proper conduct to do that. we'd rather the users not know we are going to fire them.
  11. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator

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    so... what would happen to you if say some of your superiors stumbled across this thread and saw that you were posting this info on a public domain that their employees could see and know that a potential firing and whatnot is going to happen?
  12. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

    its just not possible. unless someone were to forward the information directly.
  13. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator

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    true, they are mac users, they probably dont even know how to search for things on their own. lol.
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  14. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

  15. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member

    Zing! Well played. Rep for you sir.
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator

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    invisibledemon Bored Moderator

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