Time Machine question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dcp063, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. dcp063 macrumors member

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    I'm receiving my MBP on Wednesday and had a question about Time Machine that maybe someone could answer. Can i back up to an external drive connected to a PC(not a mac) on my network? I'm just trying to find a way to do this wireless until i can find the $$$ for time capsule. I have a linksys router, so i cant do the airport trick i've read about

    thanks
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    I could be wrong, but I don't think so. Time Machine won't see your drive as directly connected, which is what triggers the automatic backup process.
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    AFAIK, the way that Time Machine does its backups requires that the destination drive be formatted as HFS, which Windows would definitely not like.
     

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