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    Using File Sharing to Back up my Mac
    I finally got an external HD and backed up my iMac using Time Machine. I did this because I did a clean install of snow leopard.

    I also want to back up my macbook prior to installing SL on there. However, I was informed that I can back up my Macbook through iMac using File Sharing. This will be better since I won't have to disconnect the exernal HD everytime I want to back up my macbook.

    Can someone take me step by step on how to do this?

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    I searched and searched and there seems to be an ignorance of this file sharing backup option. Hmmm. I wonder if this is even possible.

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    Specs:
    Late 2013 rMBP, i7, 750m gpu, OSX versions 10.9.3, 10.10
    Plenty of sites that talk about time machine to remote storage locations and non-"standard" locations....

    time machine backup to shared folder - Google Search
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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    What I mean is that it doesn't work. I know what to do, I'm looking for trouble shooting.


    Its simple, go into file sharing, enable file sharing, choose shared folders and users....pick everyone and bingo, it should be working....


    It doesn't....it keeps telling me that connection failed. This is on a Mac, the highly fabled Mac that is soppose to be the most intuitive machine out there.

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