|May 22, 2013, 07:55 AM||#1|
time machine and osx server
ivde a macbook pro and macbook air on my home network. is it possible to install osx server on my pro and use an external hdd plugged in via usb to back them both up manually?
|May 22, 2013, 08:13 AM||#2|
You shouldn't need Server for this. Just share the attached drive on one system and it will be visible on the other and can be used for a TimeMachine backup on both.
You basically need the drive connected all the time, and a desktop computer (such as a mini -- but no display/keyboard/mouse needed) really does a better job at this, or a NAS device or TimeCapsule.
27" i7 iMac, 15" MacBook Pro, Mac mini with Mavericks Server, 5 other Macs and an unused Apple TV.
|May 22, 2013, 02:30 PM||#3|
I have the same scenario. My solution was to use a Time Capsule - Apple router with Hard disk built in.
Time machine backs up all my laptops totally transparent.
In your scenario with a laptop attached HDD, if that laptop is off or is traveling - no backup !!
No a good scenario.
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