TimeMachine Remote Disk

Found this simple way to make TimeMachine use a network shared drive.

1) Share the drive on the network with Read/Write

2) Enter the following command in a terminal

defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1

3) Open time Machine and select the shared drive.

2013-11-15 Update for Mavericks…………

Issue here is that you need to connect to TM machine using AFP and not the new default of SMB. So New procedure is….

 

1) Share the drive on the network with Read/Write

2) Enter the following command in a terminal

defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1

3) Reboot. Yes, I know you are saying WHAT!!! but just do it

4) now open Finder and log into the shared machine using AFP (CMD+K)

afp://192.168.100.200

(This is the IP of my machine)

5) Open time Machine and select the shared drive.

 

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