I have Wireless Backups Working w/Time Machine!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ~J~, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. ~J~ macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys... got this working last night and wanted to share how to do it for anyone else who wants to do wireless backups for their laptop(s):

    500GB FW400 backup drive connected to my Mini (would work with any desktop)

    -Turn on File Sharing for both (or all) computers

    -Open finder and connect to your desktop as a registered user (need to set this up beforehand, obviously)

    -Laptop should now see the remote drive as a usable TM backup drive. It did want to do a new full backup (as the BUD has a new drive ID since it is not directly connected). I let it do this overnight, and now TM is doing backups as it would if I were directly connected to the drive.


    Performance Review:
    I noticed no real "lag" when browsing the internet while a backup is running. A large file transfer slowed only a little during the backup, then resumed normal speeds after the backup finished.

    Anyone else have another way to do this? I know not everyone has a desktop they could use, and TM doesnt work with an airdisk at the moment.
     
  2. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    You are running Leopard on both right ? If so, this is known to work ... the problem is getting it to work with Airdisks, SMB, AFP or Tiger AFP.
     
  3. insomac macrumors newbie

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    if anyone gets this to work with smb, a tutorial would be sweet :)
     
  4. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    I don't think its going to happen for a while ... hell, I can't even find a way to get it to work with Tiger over AFP.
     

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