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  • Question

  • We have at home several computers with different OS, e.g. Linux, Win 7, Win Vista, and Mac. How do I configure the WHS to automatically back up all of them?
    Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:34 PM

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  • Windows 7 and Vista are no problem. Install the connector and your server can back them up. For Linux, you will have to create a backup strategy which backs the computer up to a share. For Mac, HP includes a tool which allows a Time Machine backup to your server, or if you've built your own server, this blog post should help you out.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:21 PM
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  • Thanks Ken for your quick answer. I need to learn more about the Linux strategy, but for now the Mac issue is more pressing. As I have a Fujitsu and not HP server, do you know if they also have that Mac tool as HP has?
    Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:33 PM
  • HP developed the tool, so no. But all it really does is automate the process of setting up Time Machine to back up to a network share, something Apple really doesn't seem to want it to do.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, April 24, 2010 3:30 AM
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