Can I use Mac Mini as a portal for Time Machine?
I am getting a Mac Mini soon to use for internet/local media viewing on my TV. Since it is a computer with lots of USB ports, I want to maximize its usage. Can I connect an external hard drive to the Mac Mini and then utilize it as a Time Machine backup for my MacBook wirelessly? It would be great to go wireless with Time Machine and I will never bring myself to fork over the cash for Time Capsule.
Great question! I'm not sure of the answer (I have my external drive plugged into an Airport wireless base station), but I just wanted to say congrats on putting a Mini in the living room! I watch streaming Netflix on mine and project the image onto the wall, and it's amazing. I use the Air Mouse app on my iPhone as a remote control, and it's good enough that I don't need a mouse.