Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

Time Capsule Error code -6584

77991 Views 69 Replies Latest reply: Jun 1, 2013 1:37 PM by Pondini RSS
1 2 3 ... 5 Previous Next
rudeb0y Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Jun 17, 2011 5:58 AM

oi,

 

I use my Time Capsule both @ home and at work, at home I use it wireless and finally had a working setup/configuration I saved so hopefully it will work when plugging it in and load the saved settings.

 

Still am struggling to make it work at work, it work yesterday but did not save the settings, light is green, it's supposedly setup but I keep getting a error code -6584 when I try to "Enter Time Machine.

 

http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/323290201.png?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1308316236&Signature=pHlqCQnETTF7CYmDZT0ZHxx90HM%3D

How do I resolve this (and hopefully prevent it next time...)

 

Thanks!

Time Capsule, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 17, 2011 4:31 PM (in response to rudeb0y)

    Sounds like OSX has lost track of where it is.  Try a "full reset" of Time Machine, per #A4 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting.

     

    If that doesn't help, try repairing your backups, per #A5 there.

  • musicbass-man Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 26, 2011 11:59 AM (in response to rudeb0y)

    I've exactly the same problem. I have a Mac and a Macbook both with Lion OSX. Neither will run Time Machine. I can however copy files to my Time Capsule so it's not that.

     

    Can't reset Time Machine as the previous person said because time machine won't run in the 1st place.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 26, 2011 12:04 PM (in response to musicbass-man)

    musicbass-man wrote:

     

    I've exactly the same problem. I have a Mac and a Macbook both with Lion OSX. Neither will run Time Machine. I can however copy files to my Time Capsule so it's not that.

     

    Can't reset Time Machine as the previous person said because time machine won't run in the 1st place.

    Yes, you can.  That replaces the preference file, which may be damaged.  Among other things, it tells Time Machine where to look for your backups.

     

    If that doesn't help, try the things in #E4 of that same article.

  • musicbass-man Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 26, 2011 12:20 PM (in response to Pondini)

    Ah, didn't realise you could get to the preferences without running Time Machine (new to Macs). However have tried both fixes to no avail. Thanks for your help though.

  • notetoself.net Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 15, 2012 11:00 PM (in response to rudeb0y)

    I had the same -6584 error upon clicking "Enter Time Machine", and I was able to resolve it by option-clicking the Time Machine icon and then selecting "Verify Backups". It took some time over wifi for the 2tb of files, but once it completed, I was again able to enter Star Wars mode.

     

    Cheers

  • killingforcompany Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 3, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to notetoself.net)

    This solved my -6584 error!

  • Dave03vt Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 27, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to notetoself.net)

    I'm going through this same issue ... can you tell me what you meant by "option-clicking"? I cannot seem to find the "verify backups" action ... thanks

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 27, 2012 7:45 PM (in response to Dave03vt)

    Hold the Alt/Option key while selecting the TM icon in your menubar.

  • steve copeland Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Apr 19, 2012 3:59 AM (in response to rudeb0y)

    I deleted the following file and TimeMachine was then reset to default and would run again.

     

    /Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist 

     

    Under Lion in order to find it you need to hold the ALT key and the click on GO on the top toolbar where Library will now appear. 

  • CyberRuiz Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jun 15, 2012 6:22 PM (in response to rudeb0y)

    I was having the same issue... but it seems it was because I was not able to see the back drive I selected.  So I simply launched Time Machine from System Preferences, then clicked on "Select Disk"

     

    Once I was able to see my back up drive, the issue went away. 

     

    By the way, I am using an Iomega NAS, and LION had issues with SMB connections.  However it seemed to be fixed with the latest LION update.  I also had to do a firmware upgrade from Iomega.  No more issues for me.

     

    Hope this helps

    Daniel

  • deumatasha Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 17, 2012 7:59 PM (in response to notetoself.net)

    Hi notetoself.net

     

    I was having the same issue and read so many stuff both here on Apple and other forums and was still not able to fix the problem.

    However, your simple solution of an Option Click did the job, it was so automatic for me. I just did the option click and it just gave me access to the backup files. Before I all I got was error -6584.

     

    Thank you.

1 2 3 ... 5 Previous Next

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (8)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.