I use an app called LiveDrive to backup my Mac running OS X 10.9.5. It provides incremental Cloud backup.

My user account is an administrator and it is under this account that the LiveDrive backup software runs. I have found that only files in my user account (Desktop, Documents etc) are backed up by this software. There are 3 other user accounts for other family members which I would also like backed up. I have added folders e.g. /Users/Child1/Documents, /Users/Wife/Documents to the backup software's list of backup locations, but files in these locations never get uploaded to the Cloud. I assume because the backup software (like my user account) does not have permission to view other users' files.

So is there a way to get the backup software to backup all users' files?

Note: I am trying to avoid purchasing 3 more licenses for LiveDrive. I could use Time Machine but I don't have an external HD to set that up and would prefer backups to be stored remotely.

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I have the same requirement ! This FAQ seems to indicate Backblaze backsup other user accounts. I have yet to verify it though ..


  • That looks promising. I will see what I can find out.
    – Phil M
    Commented Feb 11, 2016 at 10:34

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