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#1253495 [Guide] 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Time Machine backup to network share

Posted by sunkid on 06 September 2009 - 04:03 AM

The upgrade to Snow Leopard breaks 10.5.x time machine backups configured with AFP shares on non-mac based network volumes as per these instructions, for example. After some trial and error, I was able to find out that the secrect lies with a hidden property list file that specifies the hardware UUID for the machine to be backed up. The following are some simple instructions to set up a new backup volume from scratch. They may work for upgrading a Leopard TM disk to SL, but I have not been able to verify this. Attached are a shell script that will do all the work for you and a property list file in case you want to try it yourself. 1. SETUP If your time machine is already configured to backup to a networked AFP share, move on to the next step. Otherwise, follow the setup procedure in the link above. 2. SIMPLE PROCEDURE Run the attached shell script with command line arguments specifying the maximum size for your backup image and the shared di...
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