Synology: Easy Time Machine integration
- Create a shared folder called “TimeMachine”
- Create a user called “TimeMachine” and assign a quota (typically twice as much as your Mac’s HDD
- Go to Diskstations Filesharing settings and select the “TimeMachine” shared folder in the drop-down:
- Click “OK” and then mount the volume on the Mac and you are done
Remember when you had to create sparsebundles? This is not required anymore, the Time Machine will automatically create this for you. I have archived off my old backup and started a fresh one and sofar testing looks good.
Tip: I have compared the speed when mounting the backup volume via smb:// (Samba) and afp:// (Apple File protocol). While smb runs at about 6-8MB/sec, AFP can push it to 11-12MB/sec (via a wireless link).