Time Machine problems with Mac names and NAS storage

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ewi, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. ewi macrumors newbie

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    :confused:I just bought a new iMac, and want to buy a NAS backup solution (connect my iMac and a MacBook to a Giga subnet) (thinking about the Lacie 5big Network 2).
    However I was told that backing up to a NAS will cause issues with naming (as Max OS allows names not allowed by windows). Who can shed some light on this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    How could that cause an issue? You're talking about backing up to a drive that's only going to be used for Macs, right? It does have to be formatted as HFS+ if you're going to use Time Machine, and only a few NAS systems are officially supported, but it will certainly work.

    jW
     
  3. Hal Itosis, Dec 23, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010

    Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

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    If the filesystem on the NAS isn't HFS+, then Time Machine will create a "Sparse Disk Image Bundle" (.sparsebundle) which is HFS+... and backup to that mounted volume instead. That's how Time Capsule itself works.

    Correction: i believe that Time Machine actually creates a "HFSXJ" filesystem, aka Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)
     

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