It is actually easy to backup your Mac over a VPN to a remote server.


In this post:

  • Our ‘remote server’ is a Mac Mini Server, with Time Machine and VPN enabled.
  • Our client is a Mac Laptop.
  • We are using this to keep the VPN running all the time, on the client.


Step 1:

Make sure the VPN connection is active.

Step 2:

Using AFP: Connect to the server/time machine, with the credidentials you want to use for Time Machine.  Select the time machine folder from the pop up box.

Step 3:

In your Time Machine System Preferences, you will see the drive from step 2 when you add a new drive to time machine.  Select it, and sit back and wait.