Hello, currently I am using an external USB 3.0 drive as my Time Machine Backup volume for my MacBook Air running OS X 10.9. I also have a Windows Server 2008 R2 with much more HDD space (using it mainly as a file server) and I was thinking about attaching my current Time Machine drive to the Windows Server and use some workarounds to backup my MBA over WiFi to a SMB share on the Windows Server. I still have one remaining unsureness about this setup: Will it work with the OS X Recovery System? In the worst case scenario I have to restore the whole file system to a new Mac/new SSD drive and I wonder if this would be possible with TM-backups on a SMB share. If not, would it help to do a fresh OS X install and reconfigure the TM-backups on SMB again? Would I be able to restore the full backup from such a freshly installed system? Until today I did not need to do such a complete system restoration on a Mac but I don't want to be surprised in a case of emergency.