ipod as timemachine backup

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by duykur, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. duykur macrumors regular

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    hi guys wondering if i could use my 160gb ipod as a time machine backup
    thanks.
     
  2. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    yes.

    edit: if its the same as the older iPods, it should be.
     
  3. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    Yes I beleive you can. If you need a little info I think I read how to do it on the apple website somewhere.
     
  4. hotdamn macrumors 6502

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    "Yes we can!"

    other than that, I am not sure this is a good idea. the iPod's harddrive is not exactly failsafe, you know?
    I say, man up and get a proper 160gb USB external.
     
  5. charliecrosslan macrumors newbie

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    In the documentation, it says NO

    It says in clear writing 'iPods cannot be used for back-up'.

    sorry lads
     
  6. leodavinci0 macrumors 6502

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    no you can't I've tried

    even after erasing it and partitioning it time machine won't recognize
    my 5G iPod. Any ideas?
     
  7. ACfly macrumors member

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    iPod will not work as Time Machine.

    i've have tried to use my iPod as time machine and it does not work. I contacted the Apple Genius, and he told me that iPods will not work as Time Machine
     

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