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    Back To My Mac-Work with Network Drives?

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    Back To My Mac-Work with Network Drives?
    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 +.
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    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.

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    Back To My Mac-Work with Network Drives?
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    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.
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    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.

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