Can I set up this to back up my iMac using Time Machine and then the partition to back up the time machine back up?

  • Asked by Kieron M
  • Oct 22, 2010
G-Technology G-RAID Dual-Drive Storage System

G-Technology G-RAID Dual-Drive Storage System

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  • Yes and no. I have mine partitioned into 4 parts: 3 x 750 GB partitions for time machine backups, and 1 x 1.75 TB for other data. It works just fine if you have it connected to the machine via firewire for the backups. But, if you are trying to backup other machines over a network, you may run into problems. I have been trying this for HOURS, and have tried everything I can i.e. verifying, repairing, reformatting, permissions, etc, and cannot get the other machines to back up to it. I get the following error:
    This disk drive does not support Time Machine backup over the network. Get more information about compatible drives.

    So, in short - works as long as it is connected directly to the machine.... not so much if you are backing up over the network.

    • Answered by John G from Houston
    • Nov 21, 2010