themage replied to sunkid's topic in OSx86 10.6 (Snow Leopard)HI- First of all thanks a lot for the instruction - I have managed to create the sparsebundle and transferred to my NAS ( QNAP 119) and time machine also recognises it . When I start the back up, as it is the first time I am doing it , I decided to connect to my NAS through the firewire cable.However it is taking too long while the first few 1-2 gb are transferred fine the system hangup after that and I get the irritating beach ball. the only way I can get back to my system is through emergency shutdown by holding the power key down and reboot. Can anyone help please. The NAS drive is formatted as EXT3 and I am using snow leopard and have also stopped spotlight form indexing the TM backup. Thanks in advance .Appreciate any help anyone can provide.