time machine backup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sch916, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. sch916 macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2009
    ok i have a mac mini and a macbook can i hook a firewire drive to my mac mini partition it in half and wireless use the drive as a time machine on my macbook or is this a shot in the dark any info would help i just dont see myself being able to afford a time capsule i would love one but ya know
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

    Shake 'n' Bake

    Mar 2, 2009
    Sorry, but Apple doesn't support backing up using TM to network disks (unless it is to an Xserve, Xserve RAID, or Time Capsule I believe). There is a third-party app that will let you hook up your external HDD to a USB port on your router. Mind you, there are still some pretty big gaps in this.

    I wouldn't recommend it. If you can afford a Time Capsule, you should get a separate external HDD for each computer.

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