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Cannot backup to afp sharepoint

249 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 23, 2011 4:29 AM by Barney-15E RSS
Syth Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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Aug 21, 2011 2:57 PM

I have a MacPro running 10.7.1 and I have a folder shared named "Backups"


I connect my Mac Book Pro to the AFP share (Command-K -> afp://, but when I open the Time Machine preferences, nothing shows up in the list of drives.

MacPro Quad Core, G4 1000bT, MacBookPro, mini server, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 3:46 PM (in response to Syth)

    I don't think that is supported, but it might be possible to override and use it anyway.

    When you mount the shared folder on your MacBook Pro, open the Backups folder. In the Titlebar of that window, drag the little folder icon to the Devices section of the Sidebar. Now, see if Time Machine sees it.

  • Barney-15E Level 7 Level 7 (33,240 points)
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    Aug 23, 2011 4:29 AM (in response to Syth)

    I believe that was the original plan, but when they found they couldn't control error-checking to the extent they needed for Time Machine, they changed the requirements to this:

    Setting up Time Machine is as easy as connecting an external hard drive to your Mac via FireWire or USB, or by connecting to a Time Capsule. You can also use a secondary internal disk if your desktop Mac has one (that is, a disk that you don't start up from).

    It does go on to state this, which seems contradictory:

    If your backup disk is on a network, the network server must use Apple File Protocol (AFP) file sharing and both your computer and the networked backup disk should have Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later installed.

    But, I think that just implies that it was a choice from the first blurb, and is on a network.


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