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TM Manager can access Time Machine through Network Drive. The zip archive contain 2 files. Very simple to run. One for Enable unsupported device (like Network Disk) in Time Machine. One for Disable unsupported device in Time Machine.

Very IMPORTANT: Please note that Apple have disable in Time Manager support for this drive for some reason. So use this file at own risk. We hope that Apple will soon enable this by default.:) LITTLE FAQ If you cannot enable/disable, sitch off Time Machine in system preferences and retry. If you cannot access to network drive try to connect with ip address instead name.


Mac OS X 10.5

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Porcustal Member IconComment+19

Is this really 80+MB?! Why, why why?

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Version 1.0b

KB not MB.

Eric Del Sesto Member IconReview+0
Eric Del Sesto

This works well, in fact for some reason it works better than the manual approach (which is to enter 'defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1' in Terminal). On a brand new iMac with OSX 10.5.5 I tried the manual approach, and it did not work. I used 'defaults read com.apple.systempreferences' to confirm that the 'defaults write' command had worked, but Time Machine was still not showing my external (AFS mounted) volume, even after a reboot. I upgraded to OSX 10.5.6 and still the manual approach was not working. I then downloaded and ran this utility and now Time Machine shows that external volume. I can't explain why this utility works better than the manual approach; perhaps it is doing something to cause OSX to re-read preference flags. Thanks, Antonello for creating this. Saved my evening! - Eric

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Version 1.0b
Dana Sutton Member IconReview+669
Dana Sutton

I've been using TM Managber for about a month to allow Time Machine backups to a shared server on a LAN, it works fine and has caused absolutely no problem for anybody on my network (all both of us). I understand that at the last moment before Leopard's release Apple disabled wireless sharing for TM because of some security issue, and evidently they disabled the ability to backup over a network at the same time. Probably there is a hidden option to turn it back on that can accomplished by a Terminal command, but nobody seems to know what that command is, so TM Manager is currently the only way to go. Highly recommended for those users who have the need.

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Version 1.0b

I too found that the manual approach did not work on 10.5.5 or 10.5.6 but it did using TM-Manager.

It solved my problem so gets a definite thumbs up from me.

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Downloads 7,337
Version Downloads 7,335
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 06 Nov 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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