Time Capsule Setup Question

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ericvic, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. Ericvic macrumors newbie

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    I tried to search for the answer but I couldn't find my exact question.

    I just setup a Time Capsule and almost everything is working fine. I can connect WiFi and Ethernet, I can configure the TC but I am confused about what the settings need to be for using it with Time Machine. I don't want to use the drive for anything but Time Machine backups so I have "Enable File Sharing" turned off. The problem is that I can't see the Time Capsule in Time Machine without having "Enable File Sharing" turned on. Do I have to have "Enable File Sharing" turned on for Time Machine to use the TC? If not how do I get TM to see the TC?

    Thanks,
    Eric
     
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  3. marzer macrumors 65816

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    Yes. "Enable file sharing" must be checked, otherwise the drive will not show up over the network as a shared resource for Time Machine (or file access).
     
  4. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    Secure the hard drive with a password so that nobody could access it besides yourself, then you shouldn't have anything to worry about. Also be sure to disable guest access.
     
  5. Ericvic thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I did, i just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.

    Thanks,
    Eric
     

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