Netgear R6900 - Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router User Manual (en)

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Back Up Mac Computers With Time Machine
You can use Time Machine to back up your Mac computers onto a USB hard drive that is connected to the router’s
USB port. You can access the connected storage device from your Mac with a wired or WiFi connection to your
router.
Set Up a Storage Device on a Mac
We recommend that you use a new USB HDD storage device, or format your old USB HDD storage device to do
the Time Machine backup for the first time. Use a blank partition to prevent some issues during backup using Time
Machine. The router supports GUID or MBR partitions.
To format your device and specify partitions:
1.
Connect a USB storage device to your Mac.
2.
If your USB device uses a power supply, connect it.
You must use the power supply when you connect the USB device to the Mac.
3.
On your Mac, go to Spotlight (or the magnifying glass) at the top right of the page and search for Disk Utility.
4.
Open the Disk Utility, select your USB storage device, click the Erase tab, and click the Erase button.
5.
Click the Partition tab.
6.
In the Partition Layout menu, set the number of partitions that you want to use.
7.
Click the Options button.
The Partition schemes display.
8.
Select the GUID Partition Table or Master Boot Record radio button.
9.
In the Format menu, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
10.
Click the OK button.
11.
Click the Apply button.
Your settings are saved.
Prepare to Back Up a Large Amount of Data
Before you back up a large amount of data with Time Machine, we recommend that you follow this procedure.
To prepare to back up a large amount of data:
1.
Upgrade the operating system of the Mac computer.
2.
Verify and repair the backup disk and the local disk.
3.
Verify and repair the permissions on the local disk.
4.
Set Energy Saver:
Share a Storage Device Attached to the Router
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Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router Model R6900