Time Machine Question: For those with developer installations

Discussion in 'macOS' started by anthonyjr, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. anthonyjr macrumors member

    anthonyjr

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    Is it possible to use a secondary drive in my mac pro as the Time Machine back-up drive? Everything I read seems to lead to an external drive, but internal would be much more applicable in my situation.
     
  2. Nugget macrumors 65816

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  4. Nugget macrumors 65816

    Nugget

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    It doesn't even have to be a separate drive at all. You can configure time machine to use the main drive as the storage location. This gives you the point-in-time recovery options but (obviously) without the protection against physical hard drive failure.
     
  5. Oilbrnr macrumors 6502

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    Anybody tried using a NAS device as a storage target?
     
  6. projectle macrumors 6502

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    Yep, all you need to do is
    Mac# touch .com.apple.timemachine.supported
     
  7. Oilbrnr macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, I'm not following...
     
  8. projectle macrumors 6502

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    Go to the terminal...
    Connect to your NAS.
    create a file named ".com.apple.timemachine.supported" on your NAS.

    The simplest way is to use "touch .com.apple.timemachine.supported".

    Then, you can go to your TimeMachine menu and use it as your backup drive.
     
  9. Tom Sawyer macrumors 6502a

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    Now that is an awesome tip... :cool: my ReadyNAS has yet another great use!!!
    Thanks man! :)
     
  10. rich21 macrumors newbie

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    "Go to the terminal...
    Connect to your NAS.
    create a file named ".com.apple.timemachine.supported" on your NAS.

    The simplest way is to use "touch .com.apple.timemachine.supported".

    Then, you can go to your TimeMachine menu and use it as your backup drive."


    I am totally unfamiliar with the terminal. Is there another way of creating this file? Do you create a Share folder with that name on the NAS (Network Attached Store) or do you create a file within a share with that file name?

    Thanks

    Rich
     

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