Time Machine Backup Disk

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Rolanddes, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Rolanddes macrumors member


    Sep 1, 2011
    Hi. I have an old laptop laying around. I'm considering installing windows server on it. Then I'm gonna connect it to my router. Then I'm gonna attach my Western Digital My Book Studio Editin II 2 TB to the laptop via Firewire 800.

    If I format that external harddisk to Mac Journaled file format before connecting it windows server pc, will I be able to set my Time Machine in my Macbook Pro to back up my stuff to Western Digital over wireless home network?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Windows will not be able to mount/access the volume. you'll need to install MacDrive

    Seems a lot of work why not just hook up the external drive to your MBP? Performance will be much better then going ethernet->Windows PC->FW800 external drive.
  3. Rolanddes thread starter macrumors member


    Sep 1, 2011
    I hate cables :)

    Then if I fumble around and set a system like that? Would it help what I'm trying to do (explained in the pic.)


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