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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Lion Server Essentials by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Offering Time Machine Services

Time Machine is a powerful backup and restore service available to users of Macs with Lion, Snow Leopard, and Leopard; you can use the Time Machine service with your Lion Server to provide a backup destination on your server to Time Machine users. You can offer any volume attached to your Lion Server, but it’s a good idea to use a volume that you dedicate to Time Machine only, because, by design, Time Machine will eventually fill the volume with backup files.

The File Sharing service must be turned on in order for clients to use the Time Machine service.

Tip

The Server app provides no warning that if you turn off the File Sharing service, you will interrupt active Time Machine backups or restores; so, if you offer ...

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