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Time Machine and OS Install
« on: November 26, 2018, 10:25:13 AM »
Going to start with Time Machine
Is it possible to do the Time Machine backup on a WD Raid disk?
the you tube video of the kid in his bedroom shows backing up to an external plugged into the computer.

I have a share on my Raid disk that says Time Machine, but I think it's to back up the raid?
I'm already backing that to an external.

I'll be taking my time with this, updating the OS is freaking me out a bit so thanks in advance for patience!
thinking of doing a clean install on 1 computer for now.
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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 11:16:08 AM »
Some external HDs/NAS/RAID/Servers work. Some don't. At home, I know one of my NAS drives specifically has a Time Machine option you have to check, "on," in the GUI to make it work. Around the office we just have little WD 1TB externals plugged in to everything... the cheap little $99 kind.
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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 12:53:50 PM »
Ok yes, I am speaking of NAS Raid :laugh:
and it does have the Time Machine share on it.
It won't hurt anything to try, sheesh I should of been doing this already!

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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 01:50:24 PM »
Yep should work with the RAID. You can either use the Time Machine software built into the RAID or you can just mount a network drive on the Mac and point Time Machine to it and backup that way. It will take longer to backup/restore across the network than having a HD directly connected to the Mac.
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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 03:29:27 PM »
Cool! Thanks!

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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2018, 09:51:13 AM »
wondering if it will slow down the network for everybody if I backup to my raid
I could just go the external drive route

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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2018, 10:31:55 AM »
If you have gigabit ethernet (1000 mbps) it will actually be faster than a USB 3 external. Of course if your network is not gigabit (fast ethernet (100 mbps)) than the opposite is true. If your network is 10 mbps then you need to upgrade your network.
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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2018, 12:16:36 PM »
I think we updated our network when we moved here, I will do a double check
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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2018, 02:15:00 PM »
Tried to plead my case again about updating XMF - got shot down, boo!

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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2018, 02:17:22 PM »
Work slower. They won't upgrade as long as you are going fast enough. :rotf:
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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2018, 03:08:09 PM »
I'm headed to the same place where I started from

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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 10:04:49 AM »
Just bumping this up, going to Time Machine today

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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 10:39:55 AM »
already having an issue, not a major one tho
I'm not seeing my NAS in the option to pick for backup, I see another WD drive, but I don't want to use that one.
I may have to use a USB drive to backup to.

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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2018, 11:09:44 AM »
Bleep! It wants to erase my USB drive-not an option
I will have to get a new one, sheesh I'm such a spaz

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Re: Time Machine and OS Install
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2018, 11:12:58 AM »
Quote from: Tracy link=msg=303922 date=1544197195

already having an issue, not a major one tho
I'm not seeing my NAS in the option to pick for backup, I see another WD drive, but I don't want to use that one.
I may have to use a USB drive to backup to.


Hmmmm...it appears Time Machine no longer allows backups to network drives. I am pretty sure it used to. :(

You may have to turn on the option for Time Machine Backups in your NAS and perform the backup using it.
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