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10.5: A warning on unsupported Time Machine solutions
Authored by: Sven G on Dec 17, '07 10:14:52AM

Personally, I tried the Terminal "defaults" in hack in that hint, in order to show my AirPort Disk in Time Machine, and then backed up my iBook G4 to the AirDisk: the first backup took quite a lot of hours (over a "g" wireless connection), but completed successfully; since then, incremental backups (which are automatic only when the computer is not on battery power) have been flawless, at least apparently.

The real possible problem, of course, is the restore part of the process: but I haven't tried that, and won't until Apple officially fixes the whole thing.

BTW, when you restore the whole system from the Leopard DVD, will it also scan for network-drive-based Time Machine backups, e.g. the sparse bundle on an AirPort Disk? Or must one connect the drive directly to the Mac? That's a question which isn't yet so obvious to answer, maybe...

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10.5: A warning on unsupported Time Machine solutions
Authored by: Sven G on Dec 20, '07 02:32:23AM

I answer myself, here: I just tried to restore wirelessly from the Leopard DVD, and indeed - after logging in to your AirPort network form the Menu Bar - it immediately does find the AirDisk, with its sparse image Time Machine backup (another login required, to your AirDisk); but it takes a long time (about half an hour, in my case, over a "g" wireless connection) to open the backup, and then also to compute the space required for restoring. Anyway, it really seems to work (I didn't actually restore form the backup, but everything else worked flawlessly)...

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