I recently bought a MacBook Pro for my classwork and research projects. Integrating this new device into my workflow has provided some interesting challenges. The most recent: backup.

TimeMachine, which is built into OS X, is the most obvious solution. This service is designed to work with external hard drives or TimeCapsule devices. Neither of these options is ideal since I already have a Windows 2008 file server up and running.

In order to use my server I scoured the internet for solutions. Many exist but I was only able to get one method to work. Hupio's Weblog has only one post fortunately it contains excellent advice.