can time machine back up a mounted network drive?

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  1. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

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    Now, I am not asking about using a network drive as a time machine back up drive, but rather, can time machine back up a network drive that is always mounted? I can't seem to get it to recognize it.
     
  2. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    basically what I am dealing with is a smb shared drive on a windows box, but I want it to mount locally on my imac and have time machine back it up as if it were local. Is that possible?
     
  3. TH-Gunner macrumors regular

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    Don't think so. Pretty sure it only backs up the internal drive.
     
  4. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. davidwarren thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that would be ur best becuase time machine can't do it i just looked at every option and it wont work
     

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