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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Lesson 17. Offering Time Machine Network Backup

Goals

• Enable Time Machine service

• Configure OS X Server to offer Time Machine services

• Restore from Time Machine

A powerful feature of Time Machine is its ability to use network-based sharepoints as a backup location. OS X Server can be configured to provide this special type of network share.

Reference 17.1. Time Machine as a Network Service

Time Machine is a powerful backup and restore service available to users of OS X (Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, and Leopard); you can use the Time Machine service with OS X Server to provide a backup destination on your server to Time Machine users. You can offer any volume attached to your server, but it’s a good idea to use a volume that you ...

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