For the last couple of years I’ve done NAS streaming from a WD my book plugged via USB into my Airport Extreme. I replaced it a couple of days ago with a My Book Live so that I wouldn’t have to run my laptop (macbook air) when doing DLNA streaming to my PS3.
So now I’ve still got the old My Book, which still runs perfectly. I tried to set up a safepoint system which would back up the new my Book Live automatically to the old My Book. But when I go through the dashboard interface, I have no luck. I go to ‘create safepoint’, then ‘discovery’ – the system detects my router as an apparently available option to back up to, but when I double click on it I cannot get any further in the process.
Is this a limitation of the safepoint system? is there any way I can use my old external drive plugged into my router in the way I am suggesting?
(also, let me second the suggestions that the twonkyserver needs to be updated in the next firmware – i was unable to successfully stream stuff to my PS3 using it until I switched off the automatic content scan, and now have to rebuild the database after every time I add new media to the drive or I cannot stream it… it’s a clunky workaround, and detracts from the consumer-friendliness of the drive – there is no way, for example, that my girlfriend or parents would ever figure it out or put up with it … they’d just return the drive and purchase a different brand that worked out of the box).