3. Download ReadySHARE Vault from netgear.com/readyshare and install it on the
4. Launch ReadySHARE Vault.
5. Use the dashboard or the Backup tab to set up and run your backup.
Back up a Mac with Time Machine
You can use Time Machine to back up a Mac onto a USB hard disk drive (HDD) that is
connected to the access point/router’s USB port. You can access the connected USB
HDD from your Mac with a wired or WiFi connection to the access point/router network.
Set up a USB hard disk drive on a Mac
We recommend that you use a new USB hard disk drive (HDD) or format your existing
USB HDD to perform the Time Machine backup for the first time. Use a blank partition
to prevent any problems during backup using Time Machine. The access point/router
supports GUID or MBR partitions.
To format your USB HDD and specify partitions:
1. Connect a USB HDD storage device to the USB port on the access point/router.
2. If your USB HDD uses a power supply, connect it.
You must use the power supply when you connect the USB HDD to the access
When you connect the USB HDD to the access point/router’s port, it might take up
to two minutes before it is ready for sharing. By default, the USB HDD is available to
all computers and mobile devices on the access point/router network.
3. On your Mac, go to Spotlight (or the magnifying glass) at the top right of the page
and search for Disk Utility.
4. Open the Disk Utility, select your USB HDD, click the Erase tab, and click the Erase
5. Click the Partition tab.
6. In the Partition Layout menu, set the number of partitions that you want to use.
7. Click the Options button.
The Partition schemes display.
8. Select the GUID Partition Table or Master Boot Record radio button.
9. In the Format menu, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled).
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