To enable Time Machine, you need to create a shared folder (Control Panel > Shared Folder), then go to Win/Mac/NFS, click on Mac File Service - enable it and then choose the folder in the Time Machine section.
Finally, the Time Machine found the DiskStation. When I attempted backup, I got the message, "Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to DiskStation. The backup disc is not available. Looks like I'll have to wait until the resynchronising finishes.
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With the prof on this one: when I did the two-drive D-Link last year, I seem to recall it ran all night preparing the two 2TBs I'd fitted. Going to set up the new one tomorrow, with 4x3TB, and suspect it'll take a very long time indeed!
Is that possible? I heard Time Machine occupies the entire volume allocated.
If it were me, I'd use your existing WD as a dedicated back-up server for PC and Time Machine: in fact, it is me, as that's just what I do. And of course it's also worth having a further back-up for the 'media' NAS. The way things are going, I'm going to end up with four NAS devices running on our network – eek!
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The problem is that my WD is not compatible with Time Machine.
Which WD is it? I know some of the older ones had problems with this, but I thought there was a firmware upgrade to sort that with some of those older models.
Your suggestion is good though. I can backup my PC onto NAS drive & use Synology just as a media drive + Time Machine backup. Where should I back up my Synology NAS to then?
How do I update the firmware?
Probably easiest and cheapest would be a 2 TB USB drive which you can just plug in every now and then direct to the Synology and kick off a backup.
Got it. Updating firmware.
That should sort it – there's a WB support page on the problem here
Following with interest as I hope to go through a very similar setup soon.
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Give yourself LOADS of time.
Hmmm.....now that my backup is sorted with WD, this seems to be the best option to backup media from my Synology. Where are those eBay deals I always seem to find when I don't need them?
Took about 10 hours for Synology to finally be ready. Also updated to DSM 4 software. Meanwhile, Time Machine backup to my WD NAS is also complete.
I'll use my 500GB external hard drive to backup media from the Synology (should be plenty for now).
I'm working today, so back to Synology on Saturday.
I want to transfer all music. & videos to Synology from Windows 7 as well as MacBook. Few questions:
1) There will be a lot of duplicates as music is coming from 2 laptops. Any way of getting rid of the duplicates?
2) How do I wirelessly transfer music from the MacBook? Synology software is installed in Windows 7 laptop.
3) Will digital copies of movies (redeemed on iTunes) play if I transfer them onto the Synology?
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