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10.6: Set up Time Machine on networked AFP volume
Authored by: Henk Poley on Feb 27, '11 01:52:53AM

Maybe I'm doing something wrong.. but the only thing I have to do is:

1. Create an AFP share on an OS X machine (set permissions, user accounts & passwords as you like)
2. Run `touch .com.apple.timemachine.supported` from Terminal.app on that share
3. Mount the AFP share by clicking around in Finder
4. Point Time Machine to the disk

It then goes off to create a .sparsebundle, mounts that and does a backup.

I may have run the magic `defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1` way back when, so you may have to run that too.

Both machines run 10.6.6, but I (maybe miss-)remember doing it like that on Leopard too.

(Before anyone says this doesn't work anymore, I'm doing an initial backup using that method right now)

Edited on Feb 27, '11 01:59:53AM by Henk Poley



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