use external drive as TM, thats connected to another mac?

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  1. stuartrozier macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    i was just wondering if theirs a way of using an external drive that i have connected to my mac mini, as a back TM for devices on the network ?

    for eg, i can access them via file sharing from other devices, but can't seem to find a way of using it a backup source for devices on the network ?

    many thanks,

    stuart
     
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  3. stuartrozier thread starter macrumors regular

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    thankyou. does this mean the Mac mini will never sleep if I have the server running do you know ?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Correct, that would be the ideal setup. Just leave the Mini on 24/7 like you would a server.
     

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