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iGobbleoff
28th July 2010, 12:22 PM
I'll be jumping in and getting a NAS in the coming weeks, how does on deal with Time Machine?

Do you make another partition, a folder for it, or just leave it as is and let the NAS and OSX decide?

tcn33
28th July 2010, 02:02 PM
Not sure I understand the question - do you mean, does TM backup the NAS as well? Or do you mean, can I use the NAS as a TM destination?

Would also help to know which NAS you're looking at.

iGobbleoff
28th July 2010, 02:14 PM
I'm looking at the Drobo FS... I know it does Time Machine backups, but do I just leave the Drobo make one big partition with the disks, and let TM backup to that, or do you partition a TM partition of it and leave the rest as file storage, if that makes sense.

If I partition a section of it for TM backups, I assume it would be ok when it comes time to replace a drive/s?

tcn33
28th July 2010, 02:18 PM
Can't speak for the Drobo, but I've got a separate logical volume on my Synology NAS for TM backups. That way you can limit the amount of space TM uses (otherwise it will never delete old backups until your NAS is full).

Wet_Jimmy
28th July 2010, 03:21 PM
do I just leave the Drobo make one big partition with the disks, and let TM backup to that, or do you partition a TM partition of it and leave the rest as file storage, if that makes sense.?

I gather from this support document -

How should I create a partition for Time Machine? (http://support.datarobotics.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/119/sno/0)

- that you create a separate partition which acts as a time capsule.

I'm very interested in picking upa DroboFS myself. Where are you looking to purchase from? ePowermac in VIC appear stock them, and I've purchased hardware from them before - their list price is $1,019.00 for an empty robot.

iGobbleoff
28th July 2010, 03:27 PM
I'm very interested in picking upa DroboFS myself. Where are you looking to purchase from? ePowermac in VIC appear stock them, and I've purchased hardware from them before - their list price is $1,019.00 for an empty robot.

I got two prices, one from nexus.com.au and scorptec.com.au (both places I have bought from) for $934 and $939 from memory respectively.

If you want me to price up for two units, see if they would do it any cheaper. I'm also getting a couple 1.5TB drives for them, as I have a couple spare at home to put in the other bays.