Time Machine Backup to WIndows XP

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  1. Ari.

    Ari. Active Member

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    I want to backup my mac and backup to my windows xp machine (empty). I managed to get the tiem machien setup to detect the windows machine but i go to back up and i get an error:

    The backup disk image cannot be created.

    How can i fix this?

    thanks.
  2. Teslanaut

    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you are supposed to be able to backup a Windows Formatted Partition because it is not HFSJ+. Time Machine only works with HFSJ+ Formatted drives which is only used in Mac OS X.
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    Ok thanks, i have been told by a mate who has worked with macs since 1997 that its possible but he didn;t go into detail, thansk for clearing things up

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