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Time Capsule not backing up computer

745 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 15, 2012 4:57 AM by jk 2011 RSS
jk 2011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 8, 2012 6:31 AM

The past couple days, I've been getting an error message saying:


The backup disk could not be found.

Make sure the backup disk is connected or open Time Machine preferences to select a different backup disk.


When I open System Preferences, Time Machine is on, my Time Capsule is the selected dick, and it has 1.62 of 2 TB available.  On the Time Capsule itself, the green light is on.  And I'm having no problems with my Network.

The computer I'm trying to back up is a Macbook Pro running OS 10.8.2

I'm not aware of any changes I've made that would cause Time Machine to stop working.


Any suggestions?



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,720 points)
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    Oct 8, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to jk 2011)

    It is just poor networking on Mountain Lion.. reboot the whole network.. modem.. wait 2min.. Router or TC.. wait 2min then the client computers.


    Does it now find the disk??


    If not you need to connect and redo the setup using ethernet.


    Set wireless to smb standard.. ie short name.. no spaces pure alphanumeric. but it will still need to occasionally reboot the TC..

  • apple mad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 11:05 AM (in response to jk 2011)

    Yes rebooting fixes it for me - but I have to reboot each time I want to backup!!!  Not a perm solution.....  sounds like a bug to me?

  • RagnarFreyr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 3:29 AM (in response to jk 2011)

    Having the same problem - rebooting works but thank can't be the solution.


    I got the time machine because of its automatic backups.


    Apple - where is the solution! This must be a software issue!




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