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Time Machine and OS Install

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.

Re: Time Machine and OS Install

Reply #1
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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Reply #2
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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Reply #3
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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Reply #4
Cool! Thanks!

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Reply #5
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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Reply #6
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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Reply #7
I think we updated our network when we moved here, I will do a double check
so much to learn!

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Reply #8
Tried to plead my case again about updating XMF - got shot down, boo!

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Reply #9
Work slower. They won't upgrade as long as you are going fast enough. :rotf:
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Reply #10
I'm headed to the same place where I started from

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Reply #11
Just bumping this up, going to Time Machine today

 

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Reply #12
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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Reply #13
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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Reply #14
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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