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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
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.
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