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Time Capsule Error code -6584

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  • MacUserRWB Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2012 2:16 PM (in response to notetoself.net)

    I have the same problem, but don't know what you mean by option clicking.  I tried placing the cursor on the time machine icon in the desktop tray, holding down the alt-option button and clicking and nothing happened.  This is a maxbook, running lion, connected to my time capsule by wifi.  The time machine backup worked just fine until a week ago and now I am getting -6584.  I am not aware of any change in my setup.  The wifi still works and my iMac which is connected by Ethernet cable has no problem with time machine.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Jul 23, 2012 2:20 PM (in response to MacUserRWB)

    MacUserRWB wrote:

     

    I have the same problem, but don't know what you mean by option clicking.  I tried placing the cursor on the time machine icon in the desktop tray, holding down the alt-option button and clicking

    You need to do that with the Time Machine icon in your menubar, not your Dock.

     

    For best results, though, connect via Ethernet cable if at all possible -- the verification will still take a while, but be 2-3 times faster than via WIFI.

     

    If that doesn't help, try the other things in #E4 of Time Machine - Troubleshooting.

  • MacUserRWB Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 23, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to Pondini)

    Thanks for your quick response.  After I did the option-click on the right icon, I discovered that the MacBook saw the Time Capsule as being on another network, an apple default.  I reconnected it to my network and now it is carrying out the verify.

     

    I think I am fine now.  Thanks again.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Jul 23, 2012 3:40 PM (in response to MacUserRWB)

    Great! 

  • kernow3cbv Calculating status...
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    Aug 18, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to notetoself.net)

    Great,  This worked for me. That is alt click and open tc to verify and then it started to backup.  Thanks

  • Dr. Dave Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Aug 25, 2012 12:06 AM (in response to CyberRuiz)

    This worked but now I cannot see any of the documents, etc. that occurred before yesterday's wipe and install of Mt. Lion.

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    Oct 15, 2012 2:04 AM (in response to Pondini)

    Hi,

     

    I just upgraded myself from macbook pro to i-mac. now i have been using time machine along with my macbookpro. Now am trying to take the back up from time machine on to the new i-mac......is it possible ?

     

    has anyone tried this before.....pls advise ?

     

    Regards

    Bhavnish

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 7:51 AM (in response to apnachintu)

    Your best bet is to use Setup Assistant when the new Mac first starts up.  It can transfer all your stuff, either from the old Mac or it's backups, so it's set up just like the old one.  See Using Setup Assistant on Mountain Lion or Lion.

     

    As noted in the green box there, if you've already started the new Mac up, and skipped that step, you can use the similar Migration Assistant app, but you need one of the workarounds in the green box of Problems after using Migration Assistant to avoid problems with extra user accounts and permissions.

  • Dr. Dave Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 10:49 AM (in response to Pondini)

    Thanks for your interest but we have been overtaken by events. I got everything straight, more or less, but heartily suggest anyone with a new computer and a Time Machine backup of data to use the Restore or Migrate functions. Drag and drop leaves a lot behind.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 11:11 AM (in response to Dr. Dave)

    Dr. Dave wrote:

     

    Thanks for your interest but we have been overtaken by events. I got everything straight, more or less, but heartily suggest anyone with a new computer and a Time Machine backup of data to use the Restore or Migrate functions. Drag and drop leaves a lot behind.

    I was responding to apnachintu's question.

     

    But note that you should not restore one Mac's backups to a different one -- in some cases, the installer won't allow it; in others, all sorts of odd things may happen.  

     

    The best bet by far is to use Setup Assistant when the new Mac first starts up, not Migration Assistant later on.

  • Ianthin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Nov 2, 2012 7:30 PM (in response to Pondini)

    Pondini saves the day again! Just fixed the same thing for me. 

     

    Any ideas on my other post?

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/20157885#20157885

     

    It's a TC and AirPort Express issue.

     

    Thanks again!

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Nov 2, 2012 7:41 PM (in response to Ianthin)

    Answered in that other thread. 

     

    (I'm surprised one of the networking gurus didn't answer there.)

  • Matthew357 Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to rudeb0y)

    I started getting the 6584 Time Capsule error a couple of months after installing Mountain Lion.  After trying various things on my own with Google's help (rebooting, changing the password to something different than the main system password, etc), and then calling an Apple support tech and first trying to delete one of the two Timecapsules that was appearing, she then had me erase the Time Capsule, plug in an Ethernet cable to make the initial backup faster, then start from scratch.  That worked.  The erasure process was:

     

    Utilities/Airport Utility/Large Time Capsule Icon/Edit/Disk/Erase

  • bluegulf Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2012 9:49 PM (in response to rudeb0y)

    Lion OS X. Everyting was good in the past and suddenly get 6584 error from finder. Also I can enter time capsule to see prior files but cannot do the backup. It shows cannot connect to the disk and ask me to check the network. It's weird because I can enter the time machine so there should not be network issue.

     

    -- Solved the problem by cycle the AirPort. Unplug the power and then plug it in again.

  • Zhigang Wu Calculating status...
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    Nov 14, 2012 8:08 AM (in response to Pondini)

    Dear Pondini, my macbook air has been stolen today on an exhibition, I went to buy a new one tonight. When I back to home, I connect it to my time capsule, Time machine ask me to select where to backup. I choosen and input password of my time capsule.

     

    Then, I can see Time machine in Finder and I could see my backup from October till last night. See below picture:

    屏幕快照 2012-11-14 下午10.54.48.png

    And I saw Time machine shows it will start back up in 120 second, I turn off time machine and then turn on, it will not automatically backup.  (I do not have experience for use Time machine before, just worry the back up will overwrite old backup, so I am sure no new back from my new MBA to the Time Capsule, picture above are list my backup of my stolen one)

     

    I had deleted previous backup when there popup an error and restart time machine in beginning of October. Above picture shows all data in my time machine. This size of 2012-11-14-002732 is around 80GB.

     

     

    Now, when I enter time machine, it will popup the error 6584, then, I tried verify backup as you mentioned in previous posts (option + clicking the icon of time machine), when it finished, I still cannot see any backup when I enter star war view.

     

    I want to ask below questions urgently:

     

    1. how can I restore everything on my stolen macbook air to this new one?

    2. in my old MBA, besides Moutain Lion, I also installed a Windows 7 in Parallel Desktop 7, will it restored together?

    3. the recover include everything? Even include my files on desktop?

     

     

    I really need your support, thanks a lot.

     

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