Time Machine Backup to Airport Extreme Hard Drive Remotely
Posted on 2009-03-30
I have seen talk of this on here and other sites, but never all the pieces together.
I have a Macbook Pro with Leopard installed. When I am at home, Time Machine backups wireless to the Lacie 320GB Hard Drive attached by USB to my Airport Extreme. By default, the Hard Drive did not show up, but I simply had to go to Terminal, enter a line to allow unsupported hard drives. (any drive other than a time capsule).
Now what I want to do is be able to be at work, and still backup to my drive at home. I would need to do port forwarding on the Airport Extreme. I understand its not the safest method, but not working with government secrets.
At work, we have a Lacie NAS which is attached to a Router and port forwarded and we can access it remotely via ftp. So trying to replicate that but with an airport extreme and not NAS drive.
I have enabled WAN on the Airport Extreme and not sure if I have a static IP address at home.
You can be technical in your response just list all necessary steps. Thanks!
Any thoughts would be very helpful.