Time Machine question

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

  1. dcp063 macrumors member

    Sep 30, 2007
    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

  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816


    May 5, 2007
    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

    Oct 14, 2005
    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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