New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.5 - Back To My Mac-Work with Network Drives?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
markw10

 
Member Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posts: 218
markw10 is an unknown at this point

markw10 is offline
I am interested in the Back to My Mac feature of OS X Leopard. I currently have a USB Hard Drive on my Airport Base Station. I want to upgrade it to a true Network Ethernet Based Hard Drive (NAS) and am looking for a hard drive that has the AFP Protocol and HFS +.
My Questions:
By doing this will I be able to use it with Back to My Mac. I remember Steve Jobs showing it at MacWorld and how he could access over .mac/internet his Mac Pro at his home. Will it work with this or do you need to use it only with Hard Drive inside an actual Mac Computer or a Hard Drive on a Airport Base Station. I am hoping it works with a NAS Hard Drive.
Also, I am looking for advice on a Hard Drive like this. I've heard there are few HFS+/AFP Hard Drives and have not found any yet.
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,493
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by markw10 View Post
I am interested in the Back to My Mac feature of OS X Leopard. I currently have a USB Hard Drive on my Airport Base Station. I want to upgrade it to a true Network Ethernet Based Hard Drive (NAS) and am looking for a hard drive that has the AFP Protocol and HFS +.
My Questions:
By doing this will I be able to use it with Back to My Mac. I remember Steve Jobs showing it at MacWorld and how he could access over .mac/internet his Mac Pro at his home. Will it work with this or do you need to use it only with Hard Drive inside an actual Mac Computer or a Hard Drive on a Airport Base Station. I am hoping it works with a NAS Hard Drive.
Also, I am looking for advice on a Hard Drive like this. I've heard there are few HFS+/AFP Hard Drives and have not found any yet.
"Back to my Mac" is a .Mac feature ($99/year) and works in tandem with that service. I don't believe you can use a NAS for it as it's designed to synchronize multiple Macs.

The feature you might be thinking of is Time Machine, but I'm not sure that you can use a NAS for it - it's more geared toward locally attached HDDs.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
MacsWork

 
MacsWork's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 22, 2005
Location: Closer than you think.
Posts: 2,145
MacsWork is just really niceMacsWork is just really niceMacsWork is just really niceMacsWork is just really niceMacsWork is just really nice
Mac Specs: Performa 6116 2GBSCSI 8MB OS 7.5.3

MacsWork is offline
The back to my mac feature also incorporates screen sharing, so even though the NAS won't be listed as a shared drive in the shared listing, you'll be able to remote the host mac and move files to a location you can access via the shared listing.

It may even be possible to access an alias to the NAS in a share of the remote mac, dunno, haven't tried it. Permissions may be an issue.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Leopard install problem. It says I don't have tiger. WTH! | Problems with OS X 10.4.11 update »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Disillusioned Mac desigener switches to Windows mogwai Schweb's Lounge 21 05-11-2006 02:05 PM
Strange problem with Mac losing network connection thermidor Internet, Networking, and Wireless 2 06-23-2005 11:59 AM
Switching soon with a Mac Mini from Linux and Windows walkerj Switcher Hangout 7 02-14-2005 02:23 PM
Mac Users Get More ISP Choices schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 1 03-06-2003 10:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?