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    NAS storage for Time Machine

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    NAS storage for Time Machine
    Been lookingat a mates machine, and he has Time Machine backups going to an external USB drive.

    Can Time Machine be set up to use a NAS box (FreeNAS)?

    Cheers

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    NAS storage for Time Machine
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    With some tweaking, yes. Out of the box, no.

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    NAS storage for Time Machine

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    Here is more information on using an NAS.

    It seems that FreeNAS supports iSCSI, so, with a bit of technical effort, you could use an OS X iSCSI client. Could be somewhat faster and lets you commit a specific amount of space, if you want.

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    NAS storage for Time Machine

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    Thanks guys.
    Yes FreeNAS does have an iSCSI services available, as well as AFP (I think it is called) the Apple file sharing protocol.

    Thanks for the links

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