My university uses Google Apps. With Google recently unveiling higher education customers will receive unlimited drive space, I want to take advantage of this to automatically backup my Mac. The general idea is as follows:
- Using Google Drive client, create a synced folder in your home directory.
- Mount the a folder in the Google Drive as a volume using a symbolic link in the
- Convince Time Machine that this volume is really suitable to use as a backup disk so it will place the sparsebundles in the “volume” (i.e. the linked Google Drive folder).
- Google Drive client will automatically sync and backup the sparse bundles.
However, I am stuck on points 2 and 3. I created a symbolic link
/Volumes/Timemachine -> ~/Google Drive/Timemachine/ but finder does not recognize the link as a legitimate drive (even though this is the same technique used to map the macintosh hard drive to root in the
Has anyone ever done this before? Does anyone have any suggestions to proceed further?