Time Machine Help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iczster, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. iczster macrumors member

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    Can anyone help please, this is my first Mac and I want to schedule a TM backup to do the following.

    • I have a 6TB LaCie RAID drive and want to create a folder on there to store backups
    • Include certain network folders from another NAS to be backed up
    • Pick what times and how often backups occur. No problem doing a full backup overnight

    Any ideas on how this can be done simply and can it be done with TM?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

    rkaufmann87

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    That is not at all how TM works. I think you would benefit by reading up on Time Machine. Pondini wrote some excellent advice on it that is still correct. You can find it by clicking http://pondini.org/OSX/Home.html

    It does regular backups, it also does not play well with NAS's with the exception of Apple's own Time Capsule router/HD combo. While there are many NASs that say they work with TM, Apple does not support any of them. This means if you update OS X at all then your NAS may likely stop working until the NAS developers get around to updating their systems.

    My recommendation...If you want TM to work reliably simply get either a Separate EHD and connect it as Apple intended it to work or get a TC for a NAS solution.
     
  3. iczster thread starter macrumors member

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    Bit limiting I want to backup by exception. Ill reinstall if I need to.

    Any other applications anyone recommended or best just writing my own scripts and running them in cron?
     
  4. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

    rkaufmann87

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    In the Time Machine System Preference you can tell it what you want to exclude. You cannot tell it what to include because TM is designed to backup everything.
     

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