2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2013 11:48 AM by Jonathan Melville
AOyPark Level 1 Level 1

I would buy the OSX Server if this feature (Backup of a NAS Volume) of Time Machine will be provided in the Server Application.


Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    Do you mean some third party NAS device attached to your network?

     

    The answer is - maybe.

     

    Some work, some don't. They need to support the Time Machine protocols in order to be recognized over the network. You'd need to check the specs for the specific NAS device you're using to see whether it's an option or not.

  • Jonathan Melville Level 2 Level 2

    We have a Drobo SAN B800i that is the target of all our backups. You use Drobo's management software to create iSCSI LUNs that are HFS+ and mount on the server as if they are internal storage.

     

    You just set the LUN as your backup volume.

     

    One caveat: iSCSI performace degrades noticablity over slow (10/100) ethernet.