Time Machine now allows for users to use the Airport Extreme’s Airdisks as Time Machine locations. I could hear cheering around the globe when this new found ability was hunted down…No need to buy a Time Capsule now if you already own an Airport Extreme Base Station, right? Well hold on to your horses because […]
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Having Time Machine/AirPort Disk Problems? Don't Ask Apple for Help!

Time Machine and AirPort Disk Problems Not Supported by AppleTime Machine now allows for users to use the Airport Extreme’s Airdisks as Time Machine locations. I could hear cheering around the globe when this new found ability was hunted down…No need to buy a Time Capsule now if you already own an Airport Extreme Base Station, right? Well hold on to your horses because the joy hasn’t lasted long. (Yes, yes I know Mike reported on this earlier, but I just had to add my own comments 🙂 )

Latest word out of Cupertino is that the Time Machine + AirPort Disk combo is officially ‘unsupported’ by Apple. What does ‘unsupported’ mean? Well, if you absolutely insist on usint Time Machine with an AirPort Disk as the backup location… Don’t go crying to Apple for support when things go wrong. If you’re a risk taker and are OK with the fact that you could potentially lose all your backups, or have this functionality removed by Apple in the future, then have at ‘er. However I wouldn’t recommend doing so. Backups are so insanely critical… Do yourself a favor and pick up a desktop drive or Time Capsule to back things up properly.

Apple has been surprisingly silent on this issue since word broke, and I’m not expecting to hear much more, honestly. We’ll see how long this functionality sticks around… For all we know, Apple could wipe out this functionality in the next AirPort Extreme Base Station or Time Machine update.

[via arstechnica]

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