Is it possible to...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by morphalex, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. morphalex macrumors member

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    Run an external hard drive to my mac mini and have it act as a time machine backup while at the same time use it as a wireless time machine for my
    MacBook? I got the iomega 1tb minimax hdd. If that is possible how easy is it to setup? Thanks.
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  3. morphalex thread starter macrumors member

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    Right but my main question is…am I able to access the external wirelessly from my macbook?
     
  4. Jabbamk1 macrumors member

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    No, not unless it supports wireless backing up which i doubt. What make/model is it.
     
  5. morphalex thread starter macrumors member

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    It's the Iomega Minimax 1TB drive. So even if I plugged it into my mac mini, used my mac mini to act as a server for the drive, it still wouldnt work that way?
     
  6. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure that would work, although you may as well try.
     
  7. LurchNC macrumors regular

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    I do this with my Mac Pro. I have an internal Time Machine drive. Should work the same way.
     

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