Time Machine backup to external harddrive connected to router?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Awjvail, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Awjvail macrumors 6502

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    Does anybody know if Time Machine can automatically backup to an external harddrive, connected via USB to my Asus RT-N16 router?

    This seems to be a cheaper alternative to Time Capsule or some other backup solution.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    possibly, but such a setup is not supported. Apple doesn't even support TM backups to drives connected to its own AirPort Extreme Base Stations.

    it may work for a while, but your backups could get corrupted over time.

    see this user tip for more info.

    you may get ChronoSync to do what you want.

    or, you could take a hard look @ a refurbished Time Capsule.
     

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