Time Machine doesn't recognize networked external...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by MacGeeky, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. MacGeeky macrumors newbie

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    Was running out of room on my MacBook Pro - OS Leopard. I travel a lot and had corruption issues with all the hooking and unhooking of external drives so I did not want to connect directly to the MacBook. I want to network an external drive and so I've attached a 1 TB WB Essential drive (reformatted using Disk Utility) via USB to my Airport Extreme base. I have 2 partitions, one for iTunes, etc; and the other, ostensibly, for Time Machine. I can see it on the network, go to it, copy files to it, but Time Machine does see it on the network when I attempt to select it for backup - note, it did see it and backup to it when it was connected directly to the MacBook. Does anyone know why? It seems this should work, but I'm a little slow when it comes to networks. Any help, ideas would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Have you checked Apple Update for the Airport Update that made this possible yet?
     
  3. mbestel macrumors member

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    Apple restricts this

    Apple only allows Time Machine backups over the network to a Time Capule or Mac OS X Server.

    I ended up getting around it with this:

    http://www.netrev.com.au

    Seems to work fine.

    Cheers,

    Mark
     

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