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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: Time Machine Reply with quote

Is the time machine essentially a external hard drive in essence? Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:23 am    Post subject: Re: Time Machine Reply with quote

marv777 wrote:
Is the time machine essentially a external hard drive in essence? Thanks


That and some software for housekeeping. The Apple Timecapsule is the most common, it can also be found on common NAS platforms like the Netgear ReadyNAS. If you are the DIY type there is also Netatalk for the various Unix OSes. (The timemachine client is part of OSX since 10.6 maybe earlier)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Time Machine Reply with quote

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marv777 wrote:
Is the time machine essentially a external hard drive in essence? Thanks


That and some software for housekeeping. The Apple Timecapsule is the most common, it can also be found on common NAS platforms like the Netgear ReadyNAS. If you are the DIY type there is also Netatalk for the various Unix OSes. (The timemachine client is part of OSX since 10.6 maybe earlier)
So if I buy an external hard drive I can sync this with time machine also? Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Time Machine Reply with quote

marv777 wrote:
So if I buy an external hard drive I can sync this with time machine also? Thanks


Timemachine is 2 parts a client or clients (aka the Mini) and the server (Timecapsule or NAS).

If you connect the disk to the Mini you can ask timemachine to back it up to the server.
The server is usually connected to the clients via Ethernet, WiFi or USB.

If you are thinking of buying a disk to make a server, then a NAS or Timecapsule is needed.

Another option is something like the Seagate Backup plus
http://origin-www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/standard/backup-plus-mac/
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Time Machine Reply with quote

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marv777 wrote:
So if I buy an external hard drive I can sync this with time machine also? Thanks


Timemachine is 2 parts a client or clients (aka the Mini) and the server (Timecapsule or NAS).

If you connect the disk to the Mini you can ask timemachine to back it up to the server.
The server is usually connected to the clients via Ethernet, WiFi or USB.

If you are thinking of buying a disk to make a server, then a NAS or Timecapsule is needed.

Another option is something like the Seagate Backup plus
http://origin-www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/standard/backup-plus-mac/
Thanks I will look into Seagate.
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