Don't do it.. Apple says specifically about BTMM and iCloud.. do NOT backup over the internet.
The reason is the level of information going back and forth for Time Machine to backup will
1. Require maasive amounts of data transfer.. over slow upload links.
2. Is highly likely if communications break off half way to corrupt your existing backup.
Use a 2.5" portable drive or use cloud services.
At least with cloud you only have to deal with one slow upload and not two.
I agrede. Once I had my MacBook configured to make remote backup, but that ended up being a useless method.
My time capsule was connected to a slow DSL connection, and although I was in high-speed fiber, the backup process didn't finished even while leaving the computer on during all day and night.
Just a note about backup corruption. The backup is never lost, but many backup process interruptions will trigger a backup recovery process (that requires even more bandwidth). Very often when I was back at home the computer launched a backup recovery before finishing the normal backup.
I found this instruction posted somewhere, which is ommitted in Apple's Help and this forum (as far as I reckon.... no offense if I missed someone's post) - and solved my own question:
* Once you setup everything and you are trying to access through Internet, almost inevitable you MUST go to Finder -> Go -> Connect to Server and type afp://190. etc acording to the IP address of your TC
** You cant get the TC IP Adreess (PREVIOUSLY!) from AirPort Utility while at the "home" network and clicking on the TimeCapsule icon: a pop-up window will show IP Adress: 190.xxx.xx.xxx
Hope this helps. It took me a while to figure out this last, simple step....
Finally it´s working! Thank you VERY much!
Can someone who has Airport Time Capsule at home, please share there experience with accessing the ATC by either using iCloud or Back to my Mac? Can you let us know which ATC model you have? How do you have ATC setup?
I would like to get a ATC for my home and would like to be able to access it from anywhere regardless of router and firewall settings. I would like to be able to access the ATC as if I was at home. Plus I would like to use ATC to access other Macs and possibly PCs in my house.
Again, if anyone has an ATC successfully setup and configured for outside access, please share there experience and the best way to setup an ATC.
i dunno about the others, but for me back to my mac was temperamental - it sometimes
worked and sometimes didn't.
So here's what I did:
1. Setup a dyndns account
2. setup port forwarding for AFP on my router and directed that traffic to my TC
after this, if my laptop couldn't see the TC on the side panel of a finder window, I just go to connect to server and type AFP://myaccount.Dyndns.Org and it would connect.
if you want specifics let me know and I can tell you the exact settings.
Another thought. I have always wondered why Apple didn't come out with a Time Capsule NAS. That would be great. How about two versions of ATC. You have one version of the ATC like it is now and you have a second version without router features. The second version is a NAS with ethernet and wireless feature to it. You can use the Time Capsule NAS as a place to store your data and use it as TM backup. Yes, I am aware that you have a Mac Mini and use that as a NAS. It would be great if Apple came out with a NAS.
I tried to setup to access Time Capsule over Internet same as some post in this forum (method: Using Port Mapping), but i could not change the Private IP Address (as per above picture)
Anyone have clue ?
Thank you so much.
Method #3: Using Port Mapping
- If the 802.11n or 802.11ac AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBS) or Time Capsule (TC) is connected directly to the broadband Internet modem, verify that the modem is in bridge mode, i.e., if the modem provides NAT & DHCP services, disable them.
- If the AEBS or TC is downstream of another router or gateway device, configure that device for port mapping/forwarding to the AEBS or TC. (Note: AFP requires that TCP port 548 be mapped.) Also, configure the AEBS or TC to have a static Private IP address so that it will always be found at the same address.
- Use CheckIP (or equivalent) to determine your router's current Public (WAN-side) IP address.
- Start the AirPort Utility > Select the AEBS or TC, and then, note the IP address shown.
- Select Manual Setup.
- Verify that Connection Sharing = Share a public IP address is selected on the Internet > Internet Connection tab.
- Select Disks, and then, select File Sharing.
- Verify that both the "Enable file sharing" and "Share disks over WAN" options are enabled.
- Verify that Secure Shared Disks = With a disk password. (Recommended)
- Verify that AirPort Disks Guest Access = Not allowed. (Recommended)
- Select Advanced, and then, select the Port Mapping tab.
- Click the plus sign to add a new port mapping.
- For Service, select the "Personal File Sharing" option.
- In the Public UDP Port(s) and Public TCP Port(s) boxes, type in a 4-digit port number (e.g., 8888) that you choose. In the Private IP Address box, type the internal IP address of your AEBS that you wrote down in step 1. In the Private UDP Port(s) and Private TCP Port(s) boxes, type 548. Click Continue.
- In the Description box, type a descriptive name like "AirPort Disk File Sharing," and then, click Done.
- Click on Update.
You cannot change to 192.168 if the router is using 10.0.1.1 which is the TC default.
Post all the details.. eg summary page when you click it in airport utility.
You also cannot leave one field empty. Although for AFP you do only need TCP not UDP.
And the TC must be the only router in the network.. you should have a public IP on the wan interface .. Do you??