guys happy to have found a possible solution:
1. Update to latest firmware which includes Time Machine compatibility
2. Restart etc.. My Book and you'll see in Finder that there is a new share called "MyBookWorld-Backup" which you cannot access using Finder
3. Access your MyBook admin site using Bonjour
4. Go to advanced settings -> Users
5. You'll see that apart from "admin" there is a new user called "WD_Backup" (that's the trick)
6. Change the password of "WD_Backup" and save (restart MyBook)
7. Go to TimeMachine, select MyBook WD Backup and enter the credentials for "WD_Backup" - user - you're done!
Had the same problem, I even had already changed my password to something different and received the same error message. But here's the trick (that I found somewhere else)..
when it asks you for your password use this instead:
It is all in this PDF:
I'm still getting some problem setting it up right. I do see the Drive in my Time machine application and can select it. After selecting it, I do have to insert the user “WD_Backup” (I included the caps) and the password (Changed it to “secret01” in the Web interface). By checking the internal system log of the harddrive, it seems that the mac does a first login and the logoff so I assume my login information are right. To confirm the login information’s are right, I also tried to log on the drive using them and it also works.
Problem is when Time machine tried to do a first backup (I did let the first 120 seconds goes down), I’m getting an error message (In French) that basically say:
“The network drive cannot be mounted due to a login/password problem. Open System preference and chose Time machine then select again the drive and enter the new Login informations”
I did try to erase all trace of login/password in keychain and start again, nothing here. I also tried to create a share named “WD_Backup” in the drive with can be access only by the user “WD_Backup” on AFP protocol. Guess it, it didn’t work.
Here's my current setup:
Wired Ethernet network
DGS-1008D Gig Ethernet Switch
DI-604 Router running the DHCP server, no internet connection currently on this network
MyBook Wold Edition (White Stripe) on 1.01.16 load (IP :192.168.0.101)
MacbookPro running OSX 10.5.8 (IP :192.168.0.102)
Airport is deactivated
Any information missing ?
It worked for me, and TM has been backing up data. However, twice now I get a note that it was unable to complete a backup because of login issues. When I check, it seems it has substituted WD_Backup for my computer login again.
I'm not sure why it's making a substitution.
I'm also having trouble using the drive from my ThinkPad, which is really irritating. I wish I could wipe the drive somehow and just use it as an external drive relying on OS X Snow Leopard and not whatever horky OS (Linux?) they have controlling it by default. Argh!
Is there a way to remove this share MyBookWorld-backup?
I personally hate TimeMachine (needed it for about 4 times and it let me down the full 4. Which is a 100% fail for me and thus unacceptable for a backup-stategy). I want to get rid of this useless share, but I can't find it in the regular shares. Any help?