Can you set up Time Machine on a network drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by theteeth, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. theteeth macrumors member

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    Basically what I wanna know is:

    Can I configure time machine to back up to a hard disk that is connected to my router? I guess essentially I'm trying to make a homemade time capsule. Is this possible and if so, how?
     
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  3. designs216 macrumors 65816

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    I got that setup working on my AEBS but it required a bit of patience. The key for me was mounting the volume in the Finder sidebar after I had done the initial setup in Time Machine. Then Time Machine sees the volume and will properly complete the first and future backups.
     

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