I am having trouble setting up a Time Machine backup to a shared network drive. I have an external drive plugged into a MacBook Pro (MBP), and I want to use Time Machine to remotely back up a MacBook Air (MBA) to it. I followed the instructions in “Can Time Machine back up to an external HD connected to another Mac?” but Time Machine will not present the remote drive as an option.
- The drive is formatted properly. I have an identical partition to which the MBP does a local Time Machine backup.
- The drive is shared properly. In fact, the MBA can see and mount the remote drive.
- However, the partition is not shown as a potential Time Machine drive.
Finder can see and access the drive, so why can't Time Machine? Is there a bit somewhere I can flip to tell Time Machine to see it?