Time Machine Questions

Discussion in 'macOS' started by celticpride678, May 13, 2009.

  1. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    1. Can I setup the external hard drive to be partitioned so I can keep photos on one partition and the backup on another? How?

    2. Can I hook an external hard drive up to a wireless router and have wireless backups done. It is a Linksys router and has a USB port on the back. Can I? How?

    3. If I were to hook up the external hard drive to the router (if possible), can Windows and Mac both view it and access and write files on there.

  2. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    1.) Yes. Though you really want to give TM as much space as possiable as it will slowly grow to fill the space avaliable (before it starts deleating historic data from the drive).

    2.) Pitty you didn't search the forum about this. Answer is somtimes depends on the drive, rour router and fiddleing with the configerations and can prive tricky.

    3.) If your question is can the disk yoy are using to back-up with time machine be used.

    Time machine works best with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) format, and dosn't like FAT-32.

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