Using Lion Server for time machine!

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Rhyno, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. Rhyno macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2004
    I bought a new Mac Mini Server last week for a number of reasons:
    - Collaboration on Site Designs, etc
    - Media Centre
    - Time Machine back up host.

    I am having a little difficulty using it as a time machine drive.
    I have shared the second drive (which I intend to use for TM) and can see it from my MBP (also running Lion). When I open TM preferences and select the disk, the only option I have is 'set up other time capsule'.
    How do I point it to the drive I want? Am I 'sharing' the drive in the wrong way?

    Thanks for any help or hints you may be able to offer!

  2. andyboutte macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
  3. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    Yes, you want to use the Server app to setup and maintain Time Machine backups for your clients.
  4. Rhyno thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2004
    Thanks for your help guys, got it going thanks to you.

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