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HT2374 time machine and afp

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marie184 Calculating status...
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Jul 17, 2012 10:59 PM

What does time machine doesn't recognize afp mean?

iMac (20-inch Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Jul 18, 2012 12:18 AM (in response to marie184)

    AFP = Apple File Protocol, no idea why it reports that, unless maybe the drive you're trying to use for TM is maybe APM Partition Scheme instead of GUID???

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Jul 18, 2012 5:03 PM (in response to marie184)

    Please clarify your setup, especially the destination for your backups, and what it's connected to; and exactly when you're getting the message (a screenshot would be good, too).

     

    It sounds like you're trying to back up over a network that's not set up for the AFP protocol.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,755 points)
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    Jul 18, 2012 7:42 PM (in response to Pondini)

    Ah, yes, maybe a NAS?

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Jul 18, 2012 7:47 PM (in response to BDAqua)

    That's what I'm thinking. 

     

    Or, if using File Sharing, SMB was specified, not AFP.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 7:27 AM (in response to marie184)

    marie184 wrote:

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    as I was retraching my moves I had MacKeeper doing a scan..that could have done something.

    Yes, absolutely.   See this User Tip:  https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3027

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to marie184)

    marie184 wrote:

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    Do you know anything about Sophos Anti-Virus!  Perhaps I should delete that too!  What's a good protection to stop intruders, theft and so on.

    OSX is pretty secure; many (perhaps most) Mac users don't have anything else.

     

    See Thomas Reed's Mac Malware Guide for more detail and recommendations.

     

    (If you're running Windoze on your Mac, that's the same as running it on a PC, so that needs all the same anti-everything stuff you'd use on a PC, but not the OSX side.)

     

    Message was edited by: Pondini -- fixed link

  • etresoft Level 7 Level 7 (23,900 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 6:28 PM (in response to marie184)

    marie184 wrote:

     

    Do you know anything about Sophos Anti-Virus!  Perhaps I should delete that too!

    You don't need any antivirus or "clean up" software on a Mac. Just keep updated.

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