9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 12:08 PM by LaPastenague
Steve Mattson Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

Every moring when I start up all three of our Macs Time Machine shows an error with a Backup Delayed message. Restarting the Time Capsule will restore normal operation but only for a short while. They will all fail again after restart or start.

 

This is getting very tiresome, anybody have a fix?

 

Thanks,


OS X Mountain Lion
  • 1. Re: Have to Continually Restart Time Capsule
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,360 points)

    Do all the computers run ML??

     

    There is your problem as if you had client running Snow it would probably still work.

     

    Are you using wifi connection? Try running ethernet to at least one client.

     

    The fix we give everybody is reboot the TC or reboot the whole network. Wet string networking of ML should be famous.

  • 2. Re: Have to Continually Restart Time Capsule
    Steve Mattson Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Thanks for the reply.

     

    Yes, all computers are running ML. Using a wifi connection to a MacBook and a MacMini. The iMac is connected directly to the TC with ethernet.

     

    The reboot fix works but only for one day... tops.

  • 3. Re: Have to Continually Restart Time Capsule
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,360 points)

    The iMac is connected directly to the TC with ethernet.

     

    The reboot fix works but only for one day... tops.

    Is this also true of the ethernet connected computer?

     

    Is the TC the main router? Can you swap over to modem also being router and bridge the TC?

     

    Test it with all names having no spaces, pure alphanumeric.

    eg TC name.. change to TC

    Wireless at 2.4ghz TC24ghz

    Wireless at 5ghz TC5ghz

    Hard disk name.. Data

     

    Set fixed ip on the computers.. ie just try it with static ip address set on the device.

  • 4. Re: Have to Continually Restart Time Capsule
    Steve Mattson Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Is this also true of the ethernet connected computer?

    Yes, all three machines.

     

    I have started with simply changing the name of the Time Capsule to TC. This morning when I booted up Time Machine seems to be working properly. I will report back.

  • 5. Re: Have to Continually Restart Time Capsule
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,360 points)

     

    I have started with simply changing the name of the Time Capsule to TC. This morning when I booted up Time Machine seems to be working properly. I will report back.

    Yes, please.

     

    Any changes that seem to work can be used by others.

  • 6. Re: Have to Continually Restart Time Capsule
    Steve Mattson Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    This is day three and Time Machine is working properly with all of my machines.

     

    Simply changing the name of the Time Capsule from the default name to TC with AirPort utility did the trick.

     

    You will have to reset each Mac to access the data file on the newly renamed Time Capsule. Time Machine will ask you if you want to back up to both or delete the old. I deleted the old and Time Machine was able to recognize the previous data without any problems. First backup with the new name will take a while but normal after that.

     

    Hope this works for someone else.

     

    Thank you.... LaPastenague!

  • 7. Re: Have to Continually Restart Time Capsule
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,360 points)

    Excellent feedback..

     

    Means that Mountain Lion and Lion are not actually handling Apple strange names at all well.. which is kind of a problem as nothing else works with them either.

     

    Is the only name you changed the TC.. do you still have spaces in the wireless name or hard disk name??

  • 8. Re: Have to Continually Restart Time Capsule
    Steve Mattson Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Is the only name you changed the TC.. do you still have spaces in the wireless name or hard disk name??

    Yes, the name of the selected disk is Data - TC, the names of the sparce images are the default ie. "Steve's MacBook Pro". The Time Capsule name is just TC nothing else, no spaces.

     

    Are you suggesting that the sparce image names be changed?

     

    I did have an error 1 on my MacBook Pro (Wireless Connection) this morning and restarting the Time Capsule resolved it. First in 4 days.

  • 9. Re: Have to Continually Restart Time Capsule
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,360 points)

    The sparse bundle name will follow you internal disk name and should not be changed.. otherwise it might ruin the backup.

     

    Still needing to reboot is disappointing but hardly surprising.. there is more going on than mere names..

     

    Next test is to reduce the dhcp lease to very short time.. try 20min.

     

    If the TC is the main router and offering dhcp to clients then the setting is with the dhcp section. Sorry not sure in airport utility 6.1 where to find it.

     

    You can also test by using a static address on the computer.. again as a test.