Backing up Networked Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by griff500, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. griff500 macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to backup a networked drive as well as my iMac internal drive to 2nd networked drive using Time Machine?
    Any advice appreciated!
     
  2. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    The internal drive I think should definitely work. Go to Time Machine's preferences, then click on the "Select Disk" button and choose the networked drive you want the backup stored on.

    I've never tried to back up something indirectly via TM, and by a quick look at the preferences, I don't think this is possible.
     
  3. griff500 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK thanks for that - any idea what software I would need to use to do it?
     
  4. Daffodil macrumors 6502

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    Maybe I don't understand what you're trying to do, but why do you have to back up the networked computer via yours? Any reason you can't just set it up from the other computer itself? Seems like that'd be simpler, and as long as you still can access the backup via the network, I can't think of any obvious disadvantages...

    I'm not really familiar with other backup software than time machine - it meets all my needs quite nicely. Sorry. :eek:
     

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