Can I backup Time Machine to a NAS?

Can I backup Time Machine to a NAS?

Click the radio button to Enable Time Machine. Once the service is enabled on the NAS, please open Time Machine Preferences on your Mac. Turn the button to On. Select the option Select Backup Disk.

Can Time Capsule be used as NAS?

Yes, this is possible and actually quite simple. To prevent the Time Capsule from acting as a WiFi access point or router, and use it only as a backup disk, just open the AirPort Utility app on a Mac (Applications -> Utilities -> AirPort Utility) and do the following: Select your Time Capsule and hit Edit .

Can you use a NAS with Mac?

Most NAS drives should be able to work with macOS. Some, however, have features and software that aren’t going to be compatible with your Mac. If you buy one of these drives, you could be spending a lot of money on features you’ll never be able to use.

How do I connect a NAS drive to my Mac?

Access your NAS from a Mac computer

  1. Launch Finder on your Mac computer.
  2. Click Go and select Connect to Server.
  3. When you see a confirmation message, click Connect.
  4. Enter your DSM username and password.
  5. Now you can see the Synology NAS listed under the Locations section of your Finder window.

How do you set up a NAS drive on a Mac?

The Process for Successfully Connecting NAS to Mac OS X:

  1. In the OS X top navigation select ‘go’
  2. Then ‘connect to server’
  3. When the connect to server window opens, enter the system IP address and NAS share name and push ‘connect’
  4. You’ll then be prompted to enter a username and password to connect to the server.

How do I use my Apple Time Capsule as an external hard drive?

how do I connect it to use it as an external hard drive? Connect an Ethernet cable from one of the LAN <–> Ethernet ports on your WiFi router…… (there are usually 4 of them, choose any one that you wish)……. to the WAN “O” port on the Time Capsule. This connection must be maintained at all times.

Is Apple’s Time Capsule a reliable backup device?

As an unusual hybrid, Time Capsule did not earn the confidence of some Mac users as a reliable backup device. I have seen it fail occasionally, though it saves users’ data much more often than not. Unfortunately, when Apple discontinued its AirPort line of home networking products in 2018, the Time Capsule was one of the casualties.

How do I backup my Synology NAS to time machine?

Click Select Backup Disk. Choose the shared folder that you created (i.e., Time Machine Folder on ” Server name of your Synology NAS .local”) and click Use Disk. The system will prompt you to provide your account credentials.

Can the time capsule be accessed via USB or Thunderbolt?

Apple always intended the Time Capsule to operate exclusively over a network connection—its internal drive is not designed to be removable, and its contents are not accessible via USB or Thunderbolt.

How do I set up AirPort Time Capsule?

When you click on AirPort Time Capsule, that will start up the AirPort Utility setup “helper” or “wizard”. The wizard will take a few seconds to analyze the network and then display a screen that looks like the example below, except that you will see a Time Capsule pictured instead of an AirPort Express