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    Default AppleTV as a Time Machine Server?

    Has anyone ever tried to get an AppleTV to server an attached hard disk for Time Machine backups?

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    Cool

    I'd like to know the answer to this as well I have my AppleTV and I don't wanna shell out for a Time Machine. This would be an AWESOME solution if anyone knows how to. Thanks!

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    Default Just started to do it...

    but should be straigth forward.

    If the internal drive is big enough there should be no problem. I`ll try if it canbe done with an externa drive tomorrow night.

    In generall i have NitoTV Installed on my ATV and alltough patched the AFP stuff.

    The ATV now easily shows as share in my iMacs Finder, so choosing this as an TM Volume is straight forward.

    If the external drive shows as volume of the apple TV in the Finder, This should be equaly simple...

    only think that keeps me from killing my NAS is that i still have one Windows Machine Running...

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    Talking Allmost there...

    OK it seems to work as i tought, not finished yet but this is how it sould be done:

    Hack the AppleTV for USB support & AFP ( see the Forum fo this )

    Format an USB Harddisk that is big enough on your mac.

    Set size restrictions for your Time Machine Sparsebundle if you wanto use the Disk for other stuff as well.

    Make an initial time machine backup to the disk or copy yure existing backup to it.

    Now conect your Disk to the ATV. It should be shown in your Macs Finder and you should be able to see your backup file on there.

    Then change your time machine volume to the ATVs Volume.

    If the ATV is not shown in the selection you have to set the unsupportet network drives option for time machine.

    Volia you should be backing up to the ATV

    I wouldn`t recomment using the internal disk ( to small ) and alltough to do the first backup over USB to the xternal Disk ( because it will take days to do it over WLAN )

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    Talking Finally!

    Ok works exactly as i wrote yesterday.

    You need to set the unsupported network drives option however.

    This is how it's done:

    On your Mac (that you like to use time machine on ) open a terminal

    simply type the following instruction

    defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1

    Voilą your done. give your external disk a easy name like ATV TimeCapsule so its easy to find...

    Have fun...


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    hi guys,

    i followed the instructions in this thread, but keep on getting the following error:

    The backup disk image "/Volumes/Time Machine Disk/Mackak.sparsebundle" could not be created (error 1)
    anyone?

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    bump!

    After doing my initial backup via usb, i then connect the drive to my apple tv.
    after selecting the network drive -mounted with afp- in time machine prefs, i "click backup now". the progress bar never gets past 'making disk available' for some reason. after that it return the error i posted before

 

 

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