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bacaramac

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What would be great would be the ability to back-up the HD inside Time Capsule to another external drive via Time Machine. Not all of us want our back-ups inside TC as some of us use it as a NAS. No luck with this update.

Seems to be working fine, didn't notice anything new.
 

danny_w

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Mar 8, 2005
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What would be great would be the ability to back-up the HD inside Time Capsule to another external drive via Time Machine. Not all of us want our back-ups inside TC as some of us use it as a NAS. No luck with this update.

Seems to be working fine, didn't notice anything new.
Not via Time Machine, but you can do an exact copy via the TC firmware. The problem is that I don't know how you are supposed to use this copy in case of a failure, since there is no copy FROM the external drive, only TO the external.
 

commander.data

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Nov 10, 2006
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Does Time Machine still work with the Airport Base Station? There were reports that the activation of this feature might have been a mistake on Apple's part in the last update. Hopefully they aren't going back on it.

I'm considering between the Airport Base Station and the Time Capsule right now and I'm thinking of just going with the ABS to save money if TM is still supported on AirDisks.
 

ibwb

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Mar 7, 2006
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Does Time Machine still work with the Airport Base Station? There were reports that the activation of this feature might have been a mistake on Apple's part in the last update. Hopefully they aren't going back on it.

I think by now we can be pretty confident that the only reason Time Machine backups via an Airport Base Station were ever disabled in the first place was because of bugs. It's a common practice of Apple's to disable features, even major ones, if there were major bugs at the release deadline (see also the inability to edit appointments on the iPod Touch).
 

e.m.

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Mar 18, 2005
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Does Time Machine still work with the Airport Base Station? There were reports that the activation of this feature might have been a mistake on Apple's part in the last update. Hopefully they aren't going back on it.

I am wondering the exact same thing. Once I have confirmation that it'll still work, I'm going to update. Anyone want to be the guinea pig? :p
 

cutebutstupid

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Feb 15, 2008
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Hey, I'm a guinea pig!

Downloading the update and waiting for the AEBS to reboot takes under ten minutes. Then you lose your AirDisk. You reboot (I had to reboot twice) and then everything is the same. The TimeMachine volume seemed to mount really quickly, but the backup took about the same amount of time.

Wow. I always wanted my first time to be special.
 

philbeeney

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Jul 24, 2004
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I downloaded this update along with the 10.5.4 update and now when I try to delete anything from the portable hard drive attached to Time Capsule via USB, I lose my wireless and have to reboot the Time Capsule to get everything working again.

I had problems with Time Capsule when I updated Leopard to 10.5.3 and now Apple appears to broken Time Capsule again. I'm disappointed because Apple hardware that I've bought in the past has never given me any grief up until now.

'It Just Works'™ Sorry Apple, it doesn't and it needs fixing. :mad:
 

Jestered

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Oct 13, 2005
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Does Time Machine still work with the Airport Base Station? There were reports that the activation of this feature might have been a mistake on Apple's part in the last update. Hopefully they aren't going back on it.

I'm considering between the Airport Base Station and the Time Capsule right now and I'm thinking of just going with the ABS to save money if TM is still supported on AirDisks.

It is still working fine.

BTW, you all do know that it is extremely simple to downgrade the base software if you want to, right???
 

laprej

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Oct 14, 2005
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I think by now we can be pretty confident that the only reason Time Machine backups via an Airport Base Station were ever disabled in the first place was because of bugs. It's a common practice of Apple's to disable features, even major ones, if there were major bugs at the release deadline (see also the inability to edit appointments on the iPod Touch).

Actually I think it was because originally AEBS did not acknowledge (ACK) data. This is good and fine when you're downloading random stuff off the web as if something gets messed up, TCP will ultimately correct the problem and the data will simply get sent again. If you're creating a backup, OTOH, you really want to make sure that the data you send to the TC is the data the TC gets. TC did this from the get go, AEBS required firmware updates.
 

kornyboy

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Sep 27, 2004
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Man yesterday was roll out the updates day. I wonder if all of thus is related to mobileme and the iPhone 3G.
 

cwedl

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Jun 5, 2003
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Not via Time Machine, but you can do an exact copy via the TC firmware. The problem is that I don't know how you are supposed to use this copy in case of a failure, since there is no copy FROM the external drive, only TO the external.

Would you be able to use automator to create an applescript that images the drives i.e. looks for changes and uploads the info?
 

mainstreetmark

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May 7, 2003
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Sadly, my external USB drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (journaled) still doesn't show up as a mountable volume. Airport Utility sees the drive connected, but it has no mountable volumes, which is several kinds of suck.
 

Grimace

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Feb 17, 2003
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Sadly, my external USB drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (journaled) still doesn't show up as a mountable volume. Airport Utility sees the drive connected, but it has no mountable volumes, which is several kinds of suck.

Me too -- it's kind of annoying...:mad:

But, you can manually call up the drive for a backup by connecting to the server 10.0.1 -- Time Machine actually remembers it, and will mount it for all backups.
 

BVGuitarPlayer

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Jan 14, 2006
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This update, FINALLY, allows you to use an XBox 360 Wireless Adapter with an 802.11n wifi network with WPA.

Thank you Apple, I was feeling short changed for my $100 Express. I could have bought a compatible Netgear or Linksys for $40. ...But... I'm a Mac Addict.
 
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