How to backup 2 mac pros on time machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by evanmac3, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. evanmac3
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    I've just gotten a 2TB time machine. The first pro was used to set up the time machine, so the back up worked. The second pro won't find the time machine/air porter. How do I get everything to work properly time capsule with two different computers?
     
  2. satcomer
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    I this time Machine disk connected to the first Mac pro and is it connected to a USB port on a router?
     
  3. Weaselboy
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    Just to be clear, you bought a Time Capsule like this (router with a backup drive built in)? As long as both machines are on the Time Capsule network, you should be able to go into the Time Machine settings on the computer and click on "select disk", then choose the Time Capsule disk.

    What do you see when you try this?
     
  4. designs216
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    Sometimes you have to mount the TimeMachine disk first before you can do your first backup. Usually the subsequent backups don't require this step.

    Which version of OSX are you using, BTW?
     

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