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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials 10.10: Using and Supporting OS X Server on Yosemite by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Lesson 17. Offering Time Machine Network Backup

A powerful feature of Time Machine is its ability to use network-based share points as a backup location. You can use OS X Server to provide a centralized destination for backups and to quickly monitor your users’ backups, including information about how large each backup is, the progress of a backup, and the last time a backup was successfully completed.

To use your server as a Time Machine backup destination, users simply select your server’s Time Machine destination from a list; your server uses Bonjour to advertise the shared folder or folders it offers for the Time Machine service. It is a simple ...

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