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Networks Backing up muiltiple computers including Macs to windows based PC over network

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mac_Trekkie, 8 Jun 2012.

  1. Mac_Trekkie

    Mac_Trekkie Source Engine's #1 fan!

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    Our HTPC has about 6tb of unused storage with our entire 4000+ CD collection in it, and I want to back up all our computers to it over the network. Is it possible? We've got 1 windows-based desktop, 2 Macbook Pros, an iMac, and a Mac Pro all connected over WiFi. Is there a way to make a shared folder or something that I can do Time Machine backups to?
     
  2. Cei

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    Time Machine won't back up to any old drive, it's a fussy little expletive. Basically the destination needs to be a recognised TM server - which is normally a Time Capsule. However, OS X Server allows creation of backup folders, several NAS boxes, and most importantly, some third party software.

    Ubuntu can do it. So can FreeNAS and Windows Server 2011 with a few tricks. It may even work with Windows 7, but I've not tried - personally I use a Synology NAS.
     

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