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

    Nov 21, 2010
    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.

  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

    Sep 15, 2010
    Hamburg, Germany
    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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