I want to use two USB drives on the airport extreme, one as photo storage and one as time machine backup. Can time machine backup the photo disk?

  • Asked by Bradley M from Plano
  • Oct 29, 2009
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4 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    No. Time Machine cannot back up FROM any network disk.

    • Answered by James P from Clermont
    • Oct 6, 2010
  • Hooking up the disk is not the problem. The disk does not show up in time machine, so it doesn't get backed up. I also tried memeo backup and there are permission problems connecting to and backing up the photo disk.

    Any help out there?

    • Answered by Bradley M from Plano
    • Dec 18, 2009
  • Log on to the disk from the finder and it will appear avaliable in time machine. Although every time I have tried it has failed, but I think i did something wrong. Tell me how yours goes

    • Answered by David M from Sydney
    • Mar 3, 2010
  • Yes, connect a USB hub to the AE and then the HDDs to the hub and you're good to go.

    • Answered by Robert R from Bremen
    • Dec 17, 2009