Simple backup question: Does Time Machine and NAS mix?

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  1. MCHR macrumors regular

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    It's time to automate. I've been backing my files up manually for years, but now I'd like to have technology take the helm.

    I have a Synology NAS as a server (of sorts) which works great for image storage etc. However, it doesn't look like Time machine allows use of any non-OSX hardware for backups.

    Also, it appears that Carbon Copy Cloner is the same.

    Thoughts? Ideas? I'm only looking for a simple, elegant method working with what I have. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ChristianJapan, Dec 18, 2011
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    ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Rsync

    you shouldn't be scared to use command shell for that but it's a very nice program to backup/sync files across your network or local disks.
    I use it also to backup my QNAP NAS to disk in addition.

    I had too many issues with TC/TM. No more.

    Put it in a script and call it in a scheduled way.
     
  3. codymac, Dec 18, 2011
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  4. theSeb macrumors 604

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    The Synology works great for TimeMachine without any issues. There is a whole section in the manual on how to set this up.
     
  5. unclegit macrumors member

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    The latest QNAP firmware works with Timemachine including over wireless.
     
  6. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    What he said.

    I set up a Synology DS 110J for my sister and brother-in-law @ their house. Both of their Macbooks get backed up via TimeMachine to the NAS.
     
  7. yomibro macrumors regular

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    Being using a Netgear NAS for a few years and have had no issues with my MacPro.
     
  8. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    My Synology 1511+ works great. I've got six Macs & five PC's on my network and it's proven to be very fast & stable.
     

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