Move time machine from local to Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bryantlc, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. bryantlc macrumors member

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    I currently have my 1TB External Hard Drive for Time Machine hooked up locally to my iMac. I was thinking of freeing up a USB port by connecting it to my Apple Airport Extreme. When I searched about this I saw posts from a year or so ago that Time Machine would have to start over since it archives differently connected to Airport Extreme vs locally. Is this accurate? Should I just by a USB hub to give myself more ports or hook up the extra external drive for additional memory(like iTunes and iPhoto overflow) to the Airport Extreme?
     
  2. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Nov 6, 2009
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    Anyone have any info on this? I was also going to move my external to Airport to allow my wife to also back up her laptop on our network.

    I suppose losing the backup history wouldn't matter to me, but it would be nice if I could just pick up everything where I left off. Plus, it would certainly save time as that first backup is always the longest. ;)

    So...BUMP
     
  3. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    Kentucky
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    Same question.......and a bump

    and....BUMP.....again

    I also have this exact same question. I just picked up an AEBS and moved my external from my macbook to the usb port on the AEBS and tried setting up time machine again. I thought all was well until it started a backup and said it was going to transfer 32GB of data.

    Does anyone know how (if) you can do this?
     

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