Time Machine + External Network Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by skarocks47, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. skarocks47 macrumors member

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  2. csuk83 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, it will work in the same way as a time capsule connected via an ethernet cable.

    All you'll need to do is select the drive from time machine preferences.
     
  3. skarocks47 thread starter macrumors member

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    I forgot

    I also am backing up wirelessly from my MBP. So the real question is can i back up wirelessly to this drive. or is wireless backup only possible with a TC
     
  4. gorjan macrumors 6502

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  5. skarocks47 thread starter macrumors member

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    So it doesnt support it natively but with some twaeking it can be done. thanks very much
     
  6. rjp macrumors regular

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    No hack necessary anymore.

    This hack used to be necessary, but as of earlier this year it is no longer required. Apple released an airport extreme FW upgrade that now allows usb drives plugged into them to be used as wireless TM backup volumes with no modifications whatsoever. It is apparently still "unsupported" though. Not sure why.
     

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