Seagate Central - How to backup your Mac using Time Machine

Seagate Central - How to backup your Mac using Time Machine


Provides instructions for targeting Apple Time Machine backups to the Seagate Central.

You can backup your home Mac computer(s) to your Seagate Central. Please follow this procedure to set up backups using Time Machine.

  1. If you have not done so already, set up your Seagate Central. See Document ID: 005378 for instructions.
  2. Open System Preferences and then select Time Machine.


     
  3. Select the option Select Backup Disk.


     
  4. Select your Seagate Central, which will be <host name> .TMBACKUP from the list of backup options.
    For information on how to find your host name, see Document ID: 005247.
  5. (Optional: You may check the Encrypt Backups box.)
    Once the drive is selected, select Use Disk.


     
  6. If prompted, enter the Name and Password that corresponds to the user’s account on the Seagate Central.


     
  7. If you have existing backups, choose the option that best suits you.


     
  8. If you chose to encrypt your backup in Step 5, choose a secure password and select Encrypt Disk.



    Your backup launches.
    Please allow at least an hour or two for your first backup. Subsequent backups will be much quicker.

For more information on Time Machine backups, such as restoring files or your entire system, refer to Apple Time Machine support.





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