HOWTO: Create a DIY Network Attached Time Machine for Mac OS X

How to set up a Network Attached Time Machine (DIY Time Capsule) for Mac OS X backups. Backup over your network!
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  1. Sebas Ribas says:

    Hi Doward! Will this work connected to the USB port of my DD-WRT router? I'm trying to create a 'time capsule' that runs in my network so that I can use time machine from 2 computers. Thanks very much.

  2. Carlos Naibryf says:

    Uber, could you use this VBX setup to use timemachine on a remote TimeCapsule? Thanks

  3. James Rogers says:

    Thanks man! This was awesome and something I've been looking for for ages! I've the OS installed a 8GB CF card (was supposed to be for when I had it installed on a physical PC, so I thought why not!). Then I've got a 980GB Virtual Disk file on platter drive (1TB). This appears to be working brilliantly, thank you so much 🙂

  4. Chuck Weinberg says:

    Can you backup multiple mac's to the same time machine volume?

  5. Mr K says:

    Fantastic, i am gonna try this. Was looking at another option of setting up time machine on network drive using SMB…which was kind of silly.
    I have a 72TB Media server on FlexRaid… i'll try this on that.

  6. uberDoward says:

    It may be – I'll look into it! Thanks for the video idea!

  7. uberDoward says:

    I'll look into it, do a video of it 🙂

  8. Andy B says:

    Gotcha! Is it possible to make a usb network attached HDD a Time Machine in Mountain Lion? I have a HDD attached to my mac but I want to make it wirelessly available.

  9. uberDoward says:

    LOL, it's not – I just used a virtual system to demonstrate how you set it up. You'll want to set up FreeNAS on a system connected to your network, and go from there!

  10. Andy B says:

    What I don't understand is where is the network connected hard drive this whole time?

  11. uberDoward says:

    Always run the fastest ram available 🙂

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