Just like all of Apples fancy magic GUI based tools Time machine is actually backed by command line goodness that the power user can make Time Machine go above and beyond the basic “magic” way of getting things done. In Time machines case you can use the command line to make any mountable volume into a backup disk. Now this might not sound like that big of a deal but what it means is that you can use any hard drive formatted in any manner using a variety of protocols to backup your Mac if that’s what you desire. In my case I have a Raspberry Pi in the living room with a 3TB exfat Hard drive that is only barely used and I decided it would make a good network backup server as well.
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