Preparing for Time Machine - TUAW Article

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  1. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

    Wayfarer

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    I found came across a useful article about Time Machine from TUAW. It cleared up some of my confusion.
    Source: http://www.tuaw.com/2007/10/19/leopard-spotlight-preparing-for-time-machine/

    Discuss.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Maybe you should have said something more then "Discuss."

    I have my doubts about the HFS+ requirement.
     
  3. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Time Machine uses multi links to files to allow every backup to appear to contain every file without requiring additional hard drive space. I believe this is the reason for the HFS+ requirement. AppleInsider has a great article about Time Machine that explains the technical details of this.
     
  4. Wayfarer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The sharing of the article is my contribution. Get off my back, will you? I had a feeling that was coming. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've read the article over at TUAW as well.

    It just makes me wonder how it'll work over NAS and other remote file systems.
     
  6. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple Leopard site says other Macs sharing a drive or a server can be used, so I assume it's the same requirement for network drives, but that you can otherwise use any mountable volume. Personally, I went to Best Buy today and picked up a Maxtor 750GB USB 2/Firewire 400 external drive on sale for $199. I plan on partitioning it and keeping a bootable drive clone and using the rest of the drive for Time Machine.
     
  7. megfilmworks macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't look good for Airport and Time Machine.
     

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