Wirelessly Backup MBP

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  1. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Still new here but ran a search and didn't find anything after 2007. Anyways, currently I use time machine which does my backups when my hdd is connected via usb. I have a linksys router e3000 which suports usb. I am able to read the usb in the admin panel on the router but when I go to set up time machine it says no devices found. I also tried to set it up as time capsule but it doesn't find any. Any advice? Will Lion have better solutions?
     
  2. altecXP macrumors 65816

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    I think you can only do that with a TimeCapsule.
     
  3. xxBURT0Nxx, Jun 19, 2011
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    afaik, gotta use a time capsule or an airport extreme with an external connected to it for wireless backups in OSX. I'm sure there are other solutions for wireless backup if you stray from time machine and use a different piece of software.

    Did a little search and it turns out there are a few 3rd party NAS devices which support wireless backups through time machine, apparently you need to make sure it's an advertised feature for that device. The lacie 2big network 2 will work.

    http://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...w.&fp=3c71323b6c922b30&ion=1&biw=1123&bih=768
     
  4. Nors macrumors newbie

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    I use a MyBook World Edition NAS, and it works perfectly. Finds, mount the drive, backup, unmounts the drive, all on it's own.
     
  5. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Is it independent of your router?
     
  6. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    NAS stands for network attached storage... it's basically storage (hard drive array) that is attached to your local area network. It's not a part of the router, but connects to it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage
     
  7. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, that's what I thought. So Nors might be using an Airport Extreme, then? Because I think no matter what external HDD you're using, it has to be attached to an Airport Extreme to allow for wireless time machine backups. Maybe I'm wrong; this was just the way I understood it.
     
  8. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    If the NAS specifically says that it supports Time Machine, you don't need an airport extreme.
     

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