Mac OS X Server - Managing Users’ Backup Storage

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Managing Users’ Backup Storage

Snow Leopard Server offers the security and convenience of Time Machine backup to
users with Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard who need backup
storage. Snow Leopard users who haven’t selected a backup disk in the Time Machine
pane of System Preferences will be automatically asked if they want to use the server
as a storage location. Other users will need to open the Time Machine pane of System
Preferences and change the disk used for storing backups.

Reveal the Backups shared
folder in the Finder

Go to the Users pane to
control each user’s access

Choose a disk for users’
Time Machine backups

Use the Time Machine pane of Server Preferences to make server disk space available
for backing up users’ computers or to change the disk used for storing user backups.

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Chapter 10

Managing Server Information

If you change the backup disk, users’ Time Machine preferences that were set to use
the server for backup storage will automatically begin using the Backups folder in its
new location. However, Mac OS X Server doesn’t copy users’ backup data from the old
Backups folder to the new Backups folder. After selecting a different backup disk, you
should advise users that their first backup will take longer because it’s a full backup.

For information about server backup, see “Backing Up and Restoring the Server” on
page 78.