All tips, tricks and best practices around Time Machine on Freecom SilverStore 2-Drive NAS will be appreciated... How can I enable Time Machine for several users on a Freecom SilverStore NAS? I used to have a Buffalo TeraStation TS-HTGL/R5, where I had shares for several users, and which worked reasonably OK even as a "Time Capsule" until Mac OS X Lion. My Time Machine configuration was based on the Mactimes instructions: http://www.mactimes.info/2009/05/how-to-use-time-machine-with-buffalo.html Because Buffalo was not able to solve the incompatibility issues with Lion and newer, I started looking for a solution, which would support * Time Machine backups * Network shares for several users. My users have a. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, b. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and c. Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. I bought a Freecom SilverStore 2-Drive NAS (Firmeware 2001.3101) and some hard disks because I noticed that the SilverStore was advertised on the Freecom web site as a business-oriented NAS drive, and it has a support for Mac OS X 10.4 or higher, and it was I have been using Buffalo TeraStation to Time Machine before, but because they do not really support Mac OS X, I wanted a solution where I get the Mac OS X support. Unfortunately, the Time Machine instructions in the Freecom SilverStore 2-Drive NAS User Manual are quite limited: http://www.freecom.com/files/Produc...upport/Manuals/SilverStore_User_Manual_EN.pdf Based on the User Manual, I understand that all my Users should use SilverStore-Backup when doing a Time Machine backup onto the Freecom SilverStore 2-Drive NAS. I also understand that all users should be using user name timemachineuser to access the Time Machine service. I see that this configuration offers an easy getting started for an individual user, but how should I configure my system for several users? 1. I do not want my users to have access to each others' backups. If they all access the system as timemachineuser and a shared password, they can access and mess each others' backups. 2. SilverStore-Backup shows the entire physical Volume would be available for Time Machine. I would like to have a quota (max 250GB) for each user, and set a limit to the disk usage of Time Machine so that Time Machine backups will not eat the space, which I have designed for the network folders. I tried to achieve my goal using above linked TeraStation trick and adapting it to the Freecom. That would have allowed me to do the Time Machines onto user-specific shares. Then setting access rights and quotas would have been easy. Unfortunately, this did not provide a better solution than the Buffalo: Time Machine (tested on my own Mac OS X 10.7.4 Lion) says that the share on the Freecom does not support all required AFP commands. This happens even if the manufacturer pages promise AFP support, and I have Apple Network enabled for the Share on the SilverStore NAS, and I have placed a pre-generated sparsebundle on the share.