View Full Version : Setting up NAS on OSX, and backing up data on XP vs. OSX?

09-15-2007, 07:58 PM
I'm planning on setting up my Intel Mac Mini + an external HD as a NAS device. In XP, I'd just just have to assign it a drive letter. How would I do this in OSX?

I have some valuable data on the external HD that I want backed up to my Mac Mini hard drive. What OS is better for this purpose? I just want to back up a few folders, not the whole drive. What specific apps can do this?

09-15-2007, 10:19 PM
Just mount the volume like you would any other network share, NAS is really just a fancy name for fileserver.

09-16-2007, 12:13 AM
http://macs.about.com/cs/tipst...s/a/xp_osx_sharing.htm (http://macs.about.com/cs/tipstutorials/a/xp_osx_sharing.htm)