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10.6: Create networkable and copyable Time Machine backups
Authored by: everkleer80 on Oct 16, '09 08:06:31AM

This comment is not directly related to this hint but it has to do with using sparseimages for bacup. I have a drive connected to my iMac that I share on the network to backup my MacBook and backup my iMac locally to it. For both backups I use sparsebundles and both computers backup fine, and the MacBook restores from it fine, but the iMac (which, again, is connected locally) does not use the image when I click Enter Time Machine; to restore on my iMac I have to manually mount the image and choose Browse Other Time Machine Backups.

I am not using the new UUID method of identifying backup images, so maybe I should try that to see if it corrects the problem (currently I have the backup named "<MachineName>_<MACAddress>.sparsebundle" which I guess is an older method of creating sparsebundle backups.) I did have the same problem on Leopard too.

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