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Orbi RBR50 use USB connected Harddisk for TimeMachine backup OSX 10.14

I connected my time machine harddrive to the orbi satalite with USB. The harddrive is visible through smb://readyshare/USB_Storage from my OSX and i can access the data, but it's not available under "Select Disk" in the time machine. 

I have created that points to the disk, but i can't choose "Advanced Options" when i do a right click on the share where i could set it as a time machine source.

I can backup when i connect the disk directly to the laptop.

Any help welcome.

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Re: Orbi RBR50 use USB connected Harddisk for TimeMachine backup OSX 10.14

Hi Patrick_2, 

 

Welcome to NETGEAR Community! 

 

The ORBI's USB port is only for printers with ReadyPrint. It's not available for external storage. 

 

You may raise this query or suggestion to this page : 

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home

 

Regards, 
Blanca 
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Re: Orbi RBR50 use USB connected Harddisk for TimeMachine backup OSX 10.14

I would contact Apple support for help and information regarding there product.


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80(Modem Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.16.6(Router Mode)

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Orbi RBR50 use USB connected Harddisk for TimeMachine backup OSX 10.14

Thanks for the reply. I would like to have some information if someone has successfully setup a time machine over WIFI USB with the RBR50.

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Re: Orbi RBR50 use USB connected Harddisk for TimeMachine backup OSX 10.14

Might review this:

https://kb.netgear.com/21360/How-to-setup-Time-Machine-with-your-NETGEAR-router

 


My Setup (Cable 900Mbps/50Mbps)>CAX80(Modem Mode)>RBK853 v3.2.16.6(Router Mode)

Additional NG HW: C7800/CM1100/CM1200/CM2000, Orbi CBK40, RBK853, R7800, R7960P, EX7500/EX7700, XR450 and WNHDE111
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Re: Orbi RBR50 use USB connected Harddisk for TimeMachine backup OSX 10.14

Thanks for the reply. I have tried these steps, but the tutorial is outdated and it did not work anymore this way. 

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Re: Orbi RBR50 use USB connected Harddisk for TimeMachine backup OSX 10.14

Hi Patrick_2, 

 

Welcome to NETGEAR Community! 

 

The ORBI's USB port is only for printers with ReadyPrint. It's not available for external storage. 

 

You may raise this query or suggestion to this page : 

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Idea-Exchange-For-Home/idb-p/idea-exchange-for-home

 

Regards, 
Blanca 
Community Team

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