Time Machine to USB NAS on Buffalo AirStation Router?

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  1. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a

    milbournosphere

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    I picked up a new router, and realized that there's a NAS capable USB port on it. How I missed that when I bought it, I have no idea.

    The router in question is a Buffalo AirStation N600. It comes with DD-WRT out of the box. Has anybody had luck using Time Machine backups with this or any other DD-WRT router? My understanding is that Time Machine uses Samba protocol to do its work, but I could be mistaken. Any info is appreciated. :)
     
  2. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Trying to time machine backup to anything other than an apple approved device is full of issues and land mines. Don't do it.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Time Machine needs the Apple Filing Protocol (AFP), so if your NAS supports AFP it should work. From a quick search I did, it does not look like the N600 supports AFP. You might be able to find a version of DD-WRT that supports AFP?
     
  4. milbournosphere thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, it looks like it is or was possible using the netatalk project in conjunction with stock DD-WRT firmware. We'll see what happens...I'll update the thread as I move along.
     
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    Any progress?
     

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