I have a Mac at home. I would like to use Time Machine to backup my files to a linux server at a relative's house. For the sake of bandwidth, there are a few things that I would like to do: 1. Do the initial backup at my house. Since the initial backup would be 200+GB (I shoot photos in RAW), I would like to not surpass my bandwidth cap. Also, it would take a long, long time to transfer that much stuff over standard broadband connections. Supplemental backups should be no more than 1GB or so per week. 2. Be able to connect and disconnect the network drive/share on command. This will keep Time Machine from eating up time and bandwidth with hourly backups. (Although I guess that turning Time Machine on and off would have the same effect). What do I need to do, to set this up? I am guessing that I will need to: 1. Setup a share on the linux server. (Not sure how to do this, but I am sure that I can figure it out with some research). 2. Connect my Mac to that share, mapped as a network drive. (How do I do this securely)? 3. Point Time Machine to the network drive, using a method like this. http://www.somelifeblog.com/2009/02/fixed-time-machine-backup-to-network.html Any other thoughts? Is there a better solution for doing incremental backups over the Internet? Thanks!