Time Machine question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by weblogik, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. weblogik macrumors regular

    May 7, 2007
    Can Time Machine run on an external drive on the network? On a pc network too?
    And if my laptop hd died, would i be able to recover all data from the external drive on network?
  2. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
    A network is a network, does not matter if its a mac or pc. I run a private LAN for me and my friends and i use both macs and pc's. I am not sure if you can backup over the network i have not tired it myself.

    You can recover everything from your time machine backup, it works great if you delete a file or folder that you need by mistake you can get the file back asap. If your looking for a full backup method i will recommend SuperDuper, you can make a copy of your hard drive and you can boot from it as well. I use that with time machine.

    Backup to TM all the time (always running), backup to SuperDuper once a week.
  3. Raid macrumors 68020


    Feb 18, 2003
    I did a search and this thread has instructions on how to get time machine working on a network drive.

    (Check post #5 for more 'user friendly' details

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