Time Machine question

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

  1. weblogik macrumors regular

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    #1
    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

    crazycat

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    Dec 5, 2005
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    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

    Raid

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    Toronto
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    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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