Time Machine Everywhere
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Activate unsupported network drives in Time Machine.   Free
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Time Machine Everywhere allows activation of the unsupported network drives in Time Machine and the creation of the archive base for Time Machine.

Features:
  • Use the utility to enable support for network drives
  • Use the utility to create the archive from which to safeguard
  • Connect the network drive
  • Select the network drive in Time Machine preferences
  • Move the archive created by the utility at the root of the network drive.
What's New
Version 2.0.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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ethzero reviewed on 25 Jul 2011
Does exactly as advertised; (re-)enables Time Machine backups for those like myself using a NAS and the SMB(Samba)/Windows protocol.

I can confirm that this worked for me using a Drobo 2nd Gen + DroboShare. SMB Protocol enabled only, disk formatting NTFS.

Now the *slight* downside. As Treasons pointed out I also found that once the creation of the .sparebundle file is created soon after "Time Machine Everywhere" does appear to go a little nuts and consume 178% CPU time and, because it's a MacBook Pro early 2011, the fans kicked on to high gear to cool the 90c temperature.

Because the app only once completed it's tasks (three green ticks) decides to go nuts, I've held back the fifth "Stability" star. Just remember to kill it once done.

Oh and probably the most useful tip for those wondering "... and what do I do now?" after the .sparsebundle is dumped on your desktop?

1) Copy the .sparsebundle file to the *root directory* of your NAS.
2) Launch Time Machine Preferences, click Select Disk..., your NAS drive should now be present. Finally "Use Backup Disk" etc...

Hope this all helps, this app certainly did!
[Version 2.0.1]

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ethzero replied on 26 Jul 2011
***UPDATE***
After a long wait over-night, the TimeMachine backup actually *FAILED* a backup with:
"The network backup disk does not support the required AFP features"

Guess I, and other SMB/NAS users are shit out of luck.
Oh and fuck you Apple.
burypromote

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Treasons reviewed on 25 Jul 2011
If someone figures out what this does and how it works, please let me know. It grabs huge amounts of ram and creates a file, but now what?
[Version 2.0.1]


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Dglick rated on 17 Sep 2012

[Version 2.0.1]



Umberto Facchin rated on 17 May 2012

[Version 2.0.1]


Downloads:3,961
Version Downloads:2,487
Type:Utilities : Backup
License:Free
Date:24 Jul 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Time Machine Everywhere allows activation of the unsupported network drives in Time Machine and the creation of the archive base for Time Machine.

Features:
  • Use the utility to enable support for network drives
  • Use the utility to create the archive from which to safeguard
  • Connect the network drive
  • Select the network drive in Time Machine preferences
  • Move the archive created by the utility at the root of the network drive.


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