AE+External HD+Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by nemacman, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. nemacman macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009
    I know I have seen this on here before, but I couldn't find the answer. I have an Airport Extreme with a usb HD attached, but I cannot get it to show up on my Macbook Time Machine. Why?
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Is it formatted HFS+ Journaled? Is File Sharing enabled in AirPort Utility > Disks? Can you mount it in Finder? Is your AEBS running the latest firmware?
  3. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    All of the above are required for this combo to work. I have had it working for quie some time, and it works flawlessly. To get the disk to automount, just drag it (the TM disk, not the AEBS) from the finder to the startup items in System Preferences.

    NOTE: I just reread your title. Did you mean AEBS (Airport Extreme Base Station) or AE (Airport Express)? The AE does not support this functionality, it requires an AEBS.
  4. nemacman thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2009
    I have an Airport Extreme. I didn't have it formatted correctly. Thanks for the help.

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