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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Apple Releases Time Machine and AirPort Updates [U] Reply with quote

Apple Releases Time Machine and AirPort Updates
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Posted by: Glenn

Apple has released Time Machine and AirPort Updates v1.0 via Mac OS X's Software Update utility and on the Web. According to the company, this update is recommended for all users and includes compatibility improvements for using Time Machine with Time Capsule, as well as AirPort driver fixes. Time Machine and AirPort Updates v1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.5.2. The download weighs in at 10.4MB.

[Update:] Apple also released Time Capsule and AirPort Base Station (802.11n) Firmware 7.3.1. According to the company, the Time Capsule, AirPort Extreme and AirPort Express Base Station with 802.11n Firmware 7.3.1 updates include bug fixes. The AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n Firmware 7.3.1 also includes security fixes and support for Time Machine backups.



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got done updating my AEBS to 7.3.1. You still can't do TM with AirDisk without the hack. In fact, I see no visible changes.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
I just got done updated my AEBS to 7.3.1. You still can't do TM with AirDisk without the hack. In fact, I see no visible changes.


I just read that it works. You may want to try again.

I'm so buying one now. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, it does work! I plugged another one of my drives in and bingo. I don't know why it didn't see the first drive, but I'm a happy camper now. Kudos to Apple for coming through on this. I also feel like a genius for retuning a TC now.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
Wow, it does work! I plugged another one of my drives in and bingo. I don't know why it didn't see the first drive, but I'm a happy camper now. Kudos to Apple for coming through on this. I also feel like a genius for retuning a TC now.

I think there were just to many complaints for Apple to ignore. Let us know how the backup goes Devo.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This update alone could prompt me in to purchasing an Airport Extreme. The Time Capsule was a bit out of my budget, particularly considering I already have a few spare USB drives, but this might do the trick.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome news! I can't wait to get home and give it a try.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClunkClunk wrote:
This update alone could prompt me in to purchasing an Airport Extreme. The Time Capsule was a bit out of my budget, particularly considering I already have a few spare USB drives, but this might do the trick.


I feel the same way. The Time Capsule sounds like a nice product, but I already own a few nice external drives. It was also a little out of my budget at $300 dollars.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Let us know how the backup goes Devo.


I'll let you know next year. It's going about as slow as my first TC backup. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't ask me why, but my shared computers are now showing up properly in the Finder after these last few updates. I've been having a problem with them not showing up consistently since upgrading to Leopard.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good deal! Now, Apple needs to do this:

1. Bring Penryn and 802.11n to the Mac mini

2. Open up that USB port on the Apple TV for external storage.

3. Lower the price of the 16GB iPhone to $399.

I'm just trying to hit them up while they seem to be in a giving mood. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news indeed. I know that it's early, but I wonder why Apple hasn't made note of this on their website? I don't see anything at this time. Could this mean that it will be an unsupported feature? That isn't a huge deal, but we are talking about moving around and backing up important data here. This might also say something about the reliability one could expect from using this feature with the regular Airport Extreme Base Station.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

devo wrote:
I don't know why it didn't see the first drive, but I'm a happy camper now.

I had to totally erase and reformat my drive (even though it was HFS+) for it to work. It's working fine now, albeit very slow. I think this first backup is going to take at least a couple of hours to finish.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dinshaw wrote:
Good news indeed. I know that it's early, but I wonder why Apple hasn't made note of this on their website? I don't see anything at this time. Could this mean that it will be an unsupported feature? That isn't a huge deal, but we are talking about moving around and backing up important data here. This might also say something about the reliability one could expect from using this feature with the regular Airport Extreme Base Station.


It does seem a little strange that they didn't acknowledge this over 24 hours later. I could be wrong, but there still doesn't look to be anything talking about this on their website.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any ideas if this will work on external HDDs attached to Macs? I'm using my Mini as a server for a MacBook - it would be nice not to have to move the HDD every time I want to backup. It worked in the Leopard beta. I'm downloading now.

BTW, I was really calling Apple on abusing their market position by creating a new, expensive product that an Airport Express or Mac could do just as well. Guess I was wrong. Still, if Apple had just said, "wait a few months; we're working on it," a lot of Mac users wouldn't have gotten pissed.
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