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10.6: Set up Time Machine on networked AFP volume
Authored by: sm25265 on Dec 20, '10 06:39:28PM

Hi

I have to say i am a very beginner in programming languages and coding and these kind of things, however, i am quiet keen to
find a solution for limiting the backup size of TM on a disk image. Following your instructions I have created a sparsebundle dmg, using this command:

hdiutil create -size 400g -fs HFSX -volname "Backup of SM" /Volumes/Spooky/SM_0021e9e6aab7.sparsebundle

and this seems worked. Although i got stuck at step 2. I copied the code listed and if i am not mistaken, I was supposed to copy
it to a plist editor, which i quickly downloaded (TextWrangler) and saved it as com.apple.TimeMachine.MachineID.plist.

In the code i used my mac's UUID, which I believe to be "43059B79-1B9F-5CA0-AAB4-53D0CC605B0C" and saved it to the desktop.

Now, step 3 is to copy the file into disk image directory, which i think i did. I copied it to the external hard drive next to the dmg file.
But i am really not sure if this was correct cause nothing happened. TM still does not recognise sparsebundle as backup destination,
so i never really got to step 4.

Just to be clear, i have an imac (2008) and a GTA 1.5TB USB external hard drive meant to be for backup purposes. Obviously, I ended up reading
your post because i am running snow leopard and the famous command to reveal unsupported volumes for TM does not work anymore.

I would very much appreciate if you could help me out with some solutions to this problem.

thx again



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