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    WD Worldbook backup drive

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    WD Worldbook backup drive
    I purchased a 2TB Western Digital NAS box (of sorts) called the WD "My World Book". I plugged it into the local LAN and the first iMac I set up worked great (ie: Time Machine found it and it all just worked).

    Now on Mac #2 and #3 Time Machine doesn't appear to see the main partition on the remote drive. It finds the "WD_Backup" partition, but that's small and trying to use it as a backup destination give me "Error 2".

    I guess my question, then, is whether only one Time Machine can back up to a particular location. Since the first machine has a different name, I figured I would have "iMacone.Sparsebundle" and "iMacTwo.Sparsebundle" and so on all in the same spot, but no luck so far.

    I tried installing the disc that came with the drive (even though the first Mac didn't need it), but it only contains some WD proprietary backup software, and I really want Time Machine to work.

    I'm sort of a Mac newbie... so any insight would be much appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    WD Worldbook backup drive
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    Specs:
    27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S
    This is my Time Capsule backup for 2 iMacs;


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    when u say
    plugged it into the local LAN
    how have you connected it.

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    WD Worldbook backup drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collin Bl View Post
    This is my Time Capsule backup for 2 iMacs;


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    when u say how have you connected it.
    It's just plugged into the same router as the three Macs (which works for the first one no problem)

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