1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 7:36 PM by John Galt
sonnyshookup Level 1 (0 points)

Can I use a network drive for my time machine back up.  I currently have a 1TB WD AND its full with mostly videos and other back ups?

iMac (27-inch Late 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • John Galt Level 8 (45,936 points)

    Such a configuration is not supported. This does not mean it will not work, but it is not guaranteed to work reliably.


    Considering the "mission profile" for a backup strategy, you should consider this an unacceptable application for Time Machine.


    Read Apple Support Communities contributor Pondini's Time Machine FAQ discussion regarding this subject here:




    Scroll down to the pink box.


    There are other, significant concerns regarding sharing a Time Machine volume with other content. Time Machine needs to have control of the whole volume.


    More info here: Mac Basics: Time Machine