TM usb to TM wifi

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  1. huffy15 macrumors regular

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    I would like to know how could it be possible to recover my usb time machine when I plug that drive to the usb port of my airport base station. I can right click on tm dock icon and recover old files by this way. I would like to continue my backup tm as I do with direct usb plugged in the computer but this time through the AE external usb port.

    My MBP told me that there's not enough space with 17go but I don't wanna restore a new tm part you know, just continue what it backed-up with direct usb.

    Thanks if you know what I meant


    Julien
     
  2. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    As far as I know, you can't. Time Machine backs up differently to an AEBS attached USB drive than to one connected directly. It creates a sparsebundle image on any network drives (whereas it copies them directly to a connected drive), so any backups will have to be recreated.
     
  3. huffy15 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, I saw the sparsebundle and I never though it was about it. In this case I though, I'm gonna back the old TMBU up on another drives. But the best I my case will be to do backup online through an alternative of iDisk and do the backup on school with the overpowered speed connexion. I found iDrive, but there's no afp here, only http.

    Anyway, thanks for your help I didn't even know the other way to do backup by TimeMachine

    Julien
     

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