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Several networked and non-networked options for Time Machine backups
Authored by: HayoBaan on Apr 11, '11 10:18:44AM

I don't really know why you can't access the shared folder but it is very likely you simply do not have the rights to access it as guest. I would check the settings at your "server".

Unless you can access the folder from your "client", there is no way you can backup to it of course ;-)

Hope you get this sorted,
Hayo



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Several networked and non-networked options for Time Machine backups
Authored by: JMoVS on Apr 11, '11 11:01:45AM

Hi,
so I got access(with some tricks AND AFERWARDS figured out why I wasn't able to login as guest:) ), but it seems to me that you can't backup to a folder on a remote mac. What could work, or I think would really work is if you mounted a proper sparsebundle on the server mac and then share the virtual volume.



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Several networked and non-networked options for Time Machine backups
Authored by: HayoBaan on Apr 11, '11 12:09:08PM

Ok, so if it is just a shared folder, it doesn't show up in the list of available drives?

Hmm, come to think of it, "backup disk" kinda says it all actually. Should have thought about that when I answered you earlier.

Anyway, now you've got your access sorted, is there a reason you can't share the drive for this purpose? Time Machine will create s separate file (sparsebundle) for it so should be easily identifiable and safe. If necessary you can have access to the drive restricted to a single user (just authenticate with that user when you connect to it on your client and have it remember the password).

Oh, and I'm pretty sure that the volume (disk) needs to have the hfs+ filesystem with ownership enabled, shared using afp.



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Several networked and non-networked options for Time Machine backups
Authored by: JMoVS on Apr 11, '11 12:13:57PM

no,
I for myself actually use a USB-Drive, and my father's MBA use the Lacie Wireless Space which natively and correctly supports TM (as mentioned in some other comment by me above). I just didn't know that there was this possibility of sharing a drive on the one mac and using it as a backup on the other one. And now that I've got my permissions, I'm fine!
Anyway, Thanks! ;-)



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