AirPort Extreme backup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by antoinel, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. antoinel macrumors newbie

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    2 problems:
    1) I have been backing up through time machine using the airport extreme usb and it is only 20% done. My computer froze, and I have to start over now. Is there a way to simply backup directly from my computer and then move the hard drive over? All I know is that my old backup is not recognized.

    2) I would like to have both my backup drive and printer connected to the airport extreme. Can I connect the ethernet plug to the printer or will that not work?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. jsimmons macrumors newbie

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    ethernet should work for the printer.. as long as your printer supports it. Although i just bought i usb hub and plugged it into the AE usb which has worked fine for me. Got one for like $10 bucks at Wal-Mart.

    As far as your time machine back up I don't think you can move it. Time machine options are limited. I did mine last night and it went fine.. but I left it overnight.. You might double check and make sure your drive is mac osx journaled
     

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