Until now, Mac owners with other flavours of Windows Home Server hardware have been out of luck when it comes to backing up the Mac with Time Machine.Now, Jeremy Jones has a 10 step walkthrough on configuring Time Machine to work with any Windows Home Server hardware, courtesy of a supporting application called “iTimeMachine”. If you’ve a Windows partition on your Mac then this latest version doesn’t use an applescript so will work flawlessly, just by following the 10 steps required to get Time Machine working with WHS. Bear in mind that whilst this solution will backup all of your Mac data to the home server, (which in itself is a breakthrough) bare metal restore isn’t not an option for non-MediaSmart Server owners at this time.
“iTimeMachine is a utility, that enables the use of AirDisks and Network Disks in Time Machine. Even with new release of TimeCapsule, users can still not use AirDisks with Time Machine. You can do it with iTimeMachine. What’s New: iTimeMachine v1.1 now checks if you’ve network drives enabled. It also uses a toggle button instead of old UI design. It now includes a progress indicator. It also automatically opens up Time Machine preference pane and gives tells the user that it has enabled AirDisks.”