|Feb 15, 2013, 01:09 PM||#1|
AirPort Extreme, external drive = Time Machine?
is anybody using an airport extreme with an external drive for time machine successfully ?
i know apple doesn't support this
i did some google searching and the people that where having problems where the ones backing up 2 macs in the same drive without making 2 partitions
ill only be backing up a mac mini ,i have an old 2tb drive im not using
so will this work?
wd 2tb drive to airport extreme
have time machine do a backup once a week
i want everything to be included, movies, music
so the backup will be around 1.5tb
my mac mini is connected to the airport extreme via Ethernet if that's makes a difference ?
ill be doing a backup once a week during night time, i keep my mini in sleep mode
|Feb 15, 2013, 01:24 PM||#2|
It works great, I been doing it for years without an issue.
Check it out!
|Feb 16, 2013, 10:19 AM||#4|
|Feb 16, 2013, 12:40 PM||#5|
I have my suspicions that the extreme + drive use as a time machine backup fails due to wireless glitches messing up the backup process. No empirical proof but it might be interesting to see if connecting with Ethernet provides a more reliable system.
In this case I would attach the drive to the mini unless there's a good reason to remote it.
15" MBP (late 2011), iPhone 5
iPad Air, ATV3 Mac Pro 3,1
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