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Old 2nd May 2013, 15:34   #1156
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If you can define a partition and assign that partition to Time machine, that should work. The key I think is you need to assign a space to Time machine.
Just my thoughts. (I use a mac mini but have not used networked drives for Time machine. Hence my comment that its just a thought)
Thanks Ampere. Apple expects its Time Machine share to be in the format of Mac OS Extended (Journaled). It won't recognize ext3/ext4/NTFS format for its backup - as far as I can gather.
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I have a Mac Mini whose Timemachine backup app refuses to use networked share for backup. Specifically we connect to a Linux Samba share for all networked computers running Windows/Linux. Mac 'sees' the samba share and can read files off it. But it doesn't use this for taking backup. I am new to Mac.

I even installed netatalk in the Linux server to ease the process to no avail. I don't want to spend $$$ for a dedicated external drive for backup.

Any help would be deeply appreciated.
AFAIK, Samba shares are unsupported on Time Machine. But there is a way around this. Check one of these links --

http://hints.macworld.com/article.ph...10808120424119

http://lifehacker.com/5691649/an-eas...ndows-computer

http://techblog.roethof.net/applemac...a-samba-drive/

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Thanks Ampere. Apple expects its Time Machine share to be in the format of Mac OS Extended (Journaled). It won't recognize ext3/ext4/NTFS format for its backup - as far as I can gather.
You can always reformat a partition to MacOS X Journaled format.

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Old 3rd May 2013, 09:47   #1158
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AFAIK, Samba shares are unsupported on Time Machine. But there is a way around this. Check one of these links --

You can always reformat a partition to MacOS X Journaled format.
Thanks nileshch. I checked all the links and I have tried every trick they mentioned. Apple doesn't budge. I even tried partitioning an external hard drive which is not recognized by Mac OS.

Bottom line is I may have to cough up another 5k for another external hard drive. It is not my main machine - I am using this only for creating ebooks. One thing is sure - Apple is a lot more expensive than I thought.
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Need some help my 6 year old vaio sz laptop has lived it's life.
Kindly suggest should I buy the present MacBook Air 13.3 or should
I wait for the upcoming models.As per my work I need to buy one ASAP.
I'm getting 231 model for Rs.75500/-.
Your comments would be highly appreciated.
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Old 13th May 2013, 18:42   #1160
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Thumbs up From fan to a fanatic

My MBP was doing good duty for last 2 years or so, i had also bought the apple care before the first year. But before all this, my MBP managed to get a small dent on one corner (both on body and screen lid) after it had a small tryst with a bedside pedestal iirc on the 3rd month of purchase itself. Never had any other issues so left it as a beauty spot. Last week while i was working on some pictures, i noticed a discoloring on the screen. One fine line running vertically about an inch or so from center. Not a big deal but an eyesore nevertheless. Did some search and it pointed to either screen or graphics card, did not want to take a chance so i visited the local store on Saturday which offered service. They took it in and came back soon with the verdict that it was the screen and thanks to the dent its not covered in warranty. Mind you this so called dent was bigger on the body, and screen only had a minor ding in comparison, since the machine landed first on the body and then the screen edge also touched in front of me.

My heart sank when i heard the 23k for replacement. Politely quizzed the point about having the apple care, esp it was evident that the dent was a very old one (yes aluminum gets discolored after being exposed to air for long and easy to make out). But the poor guys didn't have an answer and asked me to speak to apple care. I was lil cheesed off to be honest, at the way the person responded and having paid some 13k for apple care. Called apple care and i was put on a conference call with a Sr Tech Executive who patiently heard my story and asked me to get back to the service center on Monday. He gave me the ticket and took my contacts and promised to call me back today. He made it very clear that he was not committing, but will try best what can be done.

I was fine with anything now, after my experience with these guys, in a very good way ie, they are so patient and polite and genuinely came across as interested in hearing what customer had to say. Automotive manufacturer's, infact anyone who has customer care should learn a thing or two from these guys!

Come Monday exactly at the promised time over lunch hour i get a call from the tech person, we again agree on a time to visit the store and assured me he would call when i was there. At the store, apple tech person just asks me to hand my phone over to the store technician and gave him clear instructions, to take pictures of the dent and email him. Inturn asks me to wait till he analyzes the pic and see what can be done, again no promises or commitment. I really felt pampered at that point of time. After about 20 minutes i get another call from the tech person and he gave the good news, the work is approved under warranty. I wanted to give him a hug at that point of time!

I just sent him a thank you note now and thought of sharing this here. After dealing with HP and Sony for laptop issues this was like i was in another universe.

Now i have officially upgraded myself from apple fanboy to a fanatic. LOL
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Hello The iGurus,

A query from a future 1st time Mac user. I am a windows user ever since but its hgih time i need a change and have always had an urge for getting a mac book. But since my work requires me to have a dedicated windows laptop i cant change that. But we are looking for a new laptop for wifey we thought we may consider MBP or MBA. The laptop is going to be used as a 2nd laptop for home use and on her occasional work trips. She works as a project manager for a diamond company and has no restrictions over Win or iOS. can use either.

Now, since this is the first ever mac for us, we are super confused from the available options. at one point we even considered the iMac, but we rulled it out as we wanted something mobile. We live in Ahmedabad and her office is in Surat and she has to travel atleast once a month. So HAS to be a laptop.

lot of my friends told me the new MBP with Retina Display has some problems? can some one please shed some light on what those "problems" are. I was even advised to just get the normal MBP or the MBA. Wifey has a liking towards the MBA.

What are the best sites / shops / offers to look out for either the MBP or MBA?
What are the main pros and cons of both in comparison to each other?
How easy / difficult is it to run a windows 7 on a Mac?

Thanks.
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Now, since this is the first ever mac for us, we are super confused from the available options. at one point we even considered the iMac, but we rulled it out as we wanted something mobile. We live in Ahmedabad and her office is in Surat and she has to travel atleast once a month. So HAS to be a laptop.
If you really need to be mobile air is the best one. You can pay more to get the top end of the 13 inch line. If its not needed for computing (like running photoshop/Aperture) or any other compute intensive application, just go for the air.

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Its possible, but then you are killing the very reason for buying the Mac. Mac is best with OSX.
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Old 15th May 2013, 08:42   #1163
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Its possible, but then you are killing the very reason for buying the Mac. Mac is best with OSX.
Not really. Have a look at this. http://m.cnet.com/news/macbook-pro-d...aptop/57581290

Windows or OSX. Macbooks rule.
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I ran Win7/Linux/MacOs on iMac for 2 years. No trouble at all.
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Old 15th May 2013, 09:16   #1165
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Windows or OSX. Macbooks rule.
I am not in denial at all. All I am saying is in case one needs a windows system do we really need to pay that much for a lap top ? Of course the quality of build point of view is always there for the take. (Retina as well). But I would buy it for the overall out of the box, hassle free experience it offers.
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Now i have officially upgraded myself from apple fanboy to a fanatic. LOL
Great customer service by Apple, as always. The only reason to plunge in for Apple care is after reading stories like this. Happy for you.
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I am not in denial at all. All I am saying is in case one needs a windows system do we really need to pay that much for a lap top ? Of course the quality of build point of view is always there for the take. (Retina as well). But I would buy it for the overall out of the box, hassle free experience it offers.
True. OS X is the best. And completely hassle free and simple.
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lot of my friends told me the new MBP with Retina Display has some problems? can some one please shed some light on what those "problems" are. I was even advised to just get the normal MBP or the MBA. Wifey has a liking towards the MBA.

What are the best sites / shops / offers to look out for either the MBP or MBA?
What are the main pros and cons of both in comparison to each other?
How easy / difficult is it to run a windows 7 on a Mac?
The friends who reported problems about Retina display, do they own macbooks with retina display?

I am using the 15" rMBP and haven't come across any problems till date.
I suggest the 13" rMBP over the Air just for the display but if portability and light weight of the air is very important, then get the Air.

BTW, Windows 7 works fine but when I tried to install Windows 8, it looked ugly on the mac and I also faced few issues like audio not working etc.
OS X rocks!
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Its possible, but then you are killing the very reason for buying the Mac. Mac is best with OSX.
hi,

thanks for your response. i know mac is best with only osx. but the reason i ask about win 7 is that some of my work apps require win 7.

thanks
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hi,

thanks for your response. i know mac is best with only osx. but the reason i ask about win 7 is that some of my work apps require win 7.

thanks
If it Windows has to be used once in a while, then how about parallels?

http://www.parallels.com/

I have no used it myself. Hence please check with others.

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