6581 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2010 2:53 PM by Christopher Pressey
I get the same problem. I've tried everything I can think of.. downgrading firmware, upgrade firmware, reselecting the backup disk...
My bacukups fail arond the 95% mark "calculating changes" and then I'm bounced out of file sharing on my airdisk as well as time machine failing. I realize I'm not using a time capsule but an Airdisk to backup to, but come on -- a $300 router and umpteem hundreds in USB drives and now Apple expets me to shell out another $500+ for a Time Capsule?
7.4.2 fails backups "reliably" (sigh)
7.4.1 backs up, but literally freezes all internet activity during backups.
Maybe 7.4.3 will be out soon to tank everything... frustrating!
yeah - tried that one a long time ago and my computer name is inside the naming conventions they suggest. I seem to "sorta" resolved the problem by turning off automatic backups. It works fine when I manually select "back up now"...
I'm wondering if the automatic backups become problematic when my laptop goes to sleep (even though it's not supposed to during backups...)
I dunno - at least it works on manual backups.
I have a temporary workaround to this issue -- Enable guest access in Airport Utility for the Airdisk you're using for time machine backups, then connect to that airdisk as guest and RESELECT it for time machine backups.
I found that when logged on as a registered user, if my laptop went to sleep or I had to leave midbackup (as we all know is unavoidable from time to time) the base station seemed unable to realize that I'd left, so when I returned, the base station showed me as already being connected even though I wasn't.
Guest access seems to get around this. it's not as secure, admittedly, but my network is closed and private so I'm not overly concerned.