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    Will Time Machine use a networked drive?
    Is it possible to setup Time Machine to use a networked drive?

    I have an Airport Extreme (not the time capsule one) and I was told that I could hang a network drive off the airport through the USB port.....but when I tried it, it does not seem to like it.

    Any ideas or suggestions? I need to get more capacity added but am hoping to avoid a huge expense....

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    Guess nobody knows......

    I was really hoping for an answer instead of a guess.....oh well

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpalme View Post
    Guess nobody knows......

    I was really hoping for an answer instead of a guess.....oh well
    Don't be so impatient. You barely gave us any information at all: "it doesn't like it" is not exactly much to go on.

    As deus says, does the drive show up in Finder?

    I recently moved my TM eHDD from a direct USB-MBP connection to the USB port on a new Airport Express. It was recognized right away and started working for TM backups. So, it should work for you.
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