Backuping other computers to HD connected to iMac?

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  1. Qwerty11, Oct 17, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2013

    Qwerty11 macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2010
    I have a 3 tb external HD connected to my iMac. I would like to be able to backup my other macs & pcs to this HD. Is this possible and what is the best way to do it? Thanks so much.
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    Would be as easy as having a TimeCapsule, if you installed OS X Server on it. Available in Mac App Store.
    In my own experience, this setup is much more reliable, than having the USB drive connected to AirPort Extreme.
  3. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    With respect to Time Machine as a backup:

    You need to make sure the drive is mounted on the network connected (not local) Mac when you do the initial 'choice' of a drive in the Time Machine settings. Once it is chosen then the network connected Mac should mount and unmount the networked drive automatically.

    CCC is similar.

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