Time machine with Windows Home Server?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SeanEE89, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. SeanEE89 macrumors regular

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    Ok so I was thinking. I know I can use an external hard drive to back up my mac with time machine. What I am not sure about, and I know it isn't a feature offered in Windows Home Server, but if I am not mistaken I can use my MacBook to access Windows Home Server to share my media right? Since it is through my network and all would I be able to just designate Windows Home Server as the location to store my Time Machine data? Incase it crashes I could just rebuild my MacBook through my network couldn't I?
     
  2. yippy macrumors 68020

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    This is not officially supported and so may require a small hack or third party utility to allow Time Machine to use the Windows Home Server share. That said, it does work.

    According to Apple Time Machine does not work with any NAS drives other than the Time Capsule. However, many people have found that the capabilities are there and Apple has simply disabled them.

    There is hope also that this may become a fully supported function. HP's Windows Home Server boxes now come with software that officially supports Time Machine backups to it.
     
  3. SeanEE89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    HP really has started to offer that? Is there a way to get the software not through HP though? I have had bad experiences with HP and would like to avoid them if at all possible. I do admit the whs they have are pretty sweet, but they've been terrible to me in virtually every aspect.

    How could I go about enabling the NAS support as well?
     
  4. Lynxpro macrumors 6502

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    I no longer buy HP printers but I have not had bad experiences with HP Compaq PCs.

    On an HP related note, why the Efffff won't Apple license LightScribe for their burners? Apple computers have a reputation for being multimedia savvy but they don't do LightScribe straight from the factory and we still do not have a shipping Mac with a Blu-ray drive despite all the other PC manufacturers rolling units out. Apple should get over their idea that everyone is going to buy movies and tv shows through iTunes because there are more users than just myself that won't be choosing movie downloads over an actual Blu-ray disc when there is such a choice.
     

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