Seagate Business NAS - How to back up with Time Machine Backup

Seagate Business NAS - How to back up with Time Machine Backup



Provides instructions for setting up Apple Time Machine to back up to the Seagate Business NAS.

Please follow this procedure to enable Time Machine to use your Seagate Business NAS as a backup location:

  1. Log into Seagate NAS Manager using Seagate NAS Discovery or by entering the IP address of the NAS device in the address bar of a web browser.
    See Document ID: 005295 for instructions on finding the IP address.
  2. Select Protect from the menu on the left.
  3. Select Protect Job Manager.
  4. Select the Local Backup tab.
  5. Click the radio button to Enable Time Machine.


     
  6. Once the service is enabled on the NAS, please open Time Machine on your Mac.
  7. Select the option Select Backup Disk.


     
  8. Select .TMBACKUP from the list of backup options.
  9. Once the drive is selected, select Use Disk.



    Once you select Use Disk, you will be redirected to the Time Machine screen.
    A countdown to the Next backup will begin. Please let the initial backup complete. This will take many hours to complete, depending on the size of the backup.



    For more information on your Seagate Business NAS, please see the Seagate Business NAS User Guide.




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