|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.
15" Macbook Pro core i5 2010, 11" Macbook Air 2011, Verzion iPhone 4s, New iPad (3), Apple TV 3rd gen, Air Port Extreme.
|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
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