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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'

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    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..
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    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.
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    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator

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    isnt stealing data, i dunno, illegal?
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    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"?
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    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.
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    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.
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    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

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    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:
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    then just say "hey give me that i need to do updates"
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    Drake Well-Known Member

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    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.
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    TurboMirage Finally boostin'

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    no unions, but its just not proper conduct to do that. we'd rather the users not know we are going to fire them.
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    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?
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    its just not possible. unless someone were to forward the information directly.
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    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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    Zing! Well played. Rep for you sir.
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