time machine on macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by landis, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. landis macrumors regular

    Apr 9, 2007
    Toronto/Kingston Canada
    I have gotten time machine working wirelessly on my mpb, but when i try it on my mb, it doesn't work. if i select none from backup drives, i can choose to browse other time machine and it works fine, just when i choose for that same drive to be a backup, it doesn't want to work. i have tried to both the initial backup plugged in and wirelessly.

    it seems that over airport, it mounts another disk image, while a regular backup is saved directly to the drive. does anyone have any ideas?
  2. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    This is correct. Time Machine (on a Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme + USB drive) will keep each machine's backup in a separate disk image.

    As for why you can't get it to work with one of your machines, I don't have a good answer. Make sure all the software is up to date on that machine. And make sure you select the backup drive itself, and not another machine's disk image.

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