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Several networked and non-networked options for Time Machine backups
Authored by: JMoVS on Apr 08, '11 09:32:29AM

One solution should be edited, because the information is false. I just set up a Lacie Wireless Space as TM. It is officially supported by Lacie and works very flawelessly since I did this. So there are other options than the TC, and a lot cheaper together with a better thought of cooling system.
Also, there is the option of a lot of seagate NAS-storages. Almost all support Time Machine.
So you should add this to the tip that there are cheaper and better more sophisticated solutions than the time capsule!



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Several networked and non-networked options for Time Machine backups
Authored by: haralds on Apr 08, '11 09:44:21AM

I suspect the LaCie uses SMB, and not AFP/HFS+. You are at risk of corruption in longer term use.



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Several networked and non-networked options for Time Machine backups
Authored by: JMoVS on Apr 10, '11 03:01:56AM

no,
I looked it up. It uses afp and the volumes are showing up in the volume selction of Time Machine. I DON'T have to write thing like the "showunsupported..." into the terminal, it just works. It is natively supported and creates the typical sparsebundle like the TC also does when you use it.
As I said before, Lacie natively supports it and also some trustworthy mac magazines here in germany testetd it too and restore worked flawelesly for them.
And it don't use smb for share, I know that for sure, it uses afp with native support for TM and internally creates a sparsebundle therefore.
Hope this helps! ;-)



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