Using Lion Server for time machine backups...help!

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

  1. Rhyno macrumors newbie

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    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!

    Ryan
     
  2. andyboutte macrumors member

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  3. DustinT macrumors 68000

    DustinT

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

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

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