Time Machine on a network drive

Helping a friend setup time machine backups to his new NAS device. Reasonable howto so far.

Time Machine on a network drive.

Unfortunately, when you see some of the examples of how to get ‘computer name’ and ‘drive name,’ you might not get familysomething.local as your hostname, it might be ‘familysomething.routerbrand.com.’ Why familysomething would gain the home routers brand domain name seems like a travesty. I hate that kind of tinkering with dhcp settings. And also, when you want to ping your nas, chances are it does not register it’s hostname, so you cannot ping the name reported in the Apple Finder.