2010 Mac Prolying

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Paul H, Feb 19, 2018.

  1. Paul H macrumors newbie

    Paul H

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    I have a 2010 Mac Pro lying around and wanted to us it to just backup my iTunes library and me and my wife’s Photos library. Does Mac server have anything built in to do this?
     
  2. adam9c1 macrumors 68000

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    Nothing specialized in the server for macOS for what you are looking for.
     
  3. orph macrumors 68000

    orph

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  4. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

    Flint Ironstag

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    Poor information in this thread. Yes, the $20 server app will handle this quite gracefully for you. Simply configure it as a Time Machine destination. Then, on the clients, specify which folders to exclude from backups (everything except music and photo libraries).

    Done.
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors G5

    h9826790

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    But do we actually need the server apps to do that? I think as long as the Mac Pro share the HDD on the intranet, than the other machine can use it as a Time Machine backup drive, isn't it?
     

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