backup to desktop

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  1. hotrod351 macrumors 6502

    hotrod351

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    i have a Mac Pro desktop with time machine and wounder if i can use it for my macbook pro. could i just connect my macbook pro to my desktop with a usb and then using time machine to back it up, or do i need to buy a external HD to do this.
     
  2. duervo macrumors 68000

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    Yosemite Server will allow you to use your Mac Pro as a Time Machine server (and a lot more) for all the Macs in your home for a lot less than the cost of another external drive.

    The following is a decent summary of everything included with the Server app. (It's ~$20 on the Mac App Store.)

    I'll start you off on the page dealing with Time Machine, but I recommend reading the whole thing when you have time...

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/11/a-power-users-guide-to-os-x-server-yosemite-edition/6/
     
  3. hotrod351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well im sure theres a easy way that doesnt cost anything. of course the easiest way is to pay, but thats no fun.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Easy and free don't often go together.

    It's only $20.
     
  5. hotrod351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes. You buy the server edition add-on and it is yours to use.
     
  7. hotrod351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    seems my mac pro and macbook are to old, i know my Mac Pro is 2007, think my macbook is 2006.
     

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