5151 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 4, 2010 7:35 AM by beatle20359
I have the same issue, but with a WD mybook 1TB NAS drive. It works for a day or two, then fails. Re-entering the username and password corrects it for a day or two, and it fails again. Has been a problem since the NAS was installed. I never used Time Machine before that.
Gigabit wired ethernet, iMac Snow Leopard as follows:
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac7,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.20f4
System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.2 (10C540)
Kernel Version: Darwin 10.2.0
Boot Volume: Macintosh HD
Boot Mode: Normal
Computer Name: Studio Mac
User Name: Denis DuBois (dubois)
Secure Virtual Memory: Not Enabled
64-bit Kernel and Extensions: No
Device Name NAS1
Version 01.01.16 with MioNet 220.127.116.11.171
built on Fri Nov 6 13:28:12 CST 2009
If Time Machine is backing up to a network volume you should be able to do the following.
1) Setup your time machine share on the server (remember that it's a good idea to keep this off the system disk incase you run out of space)
2) On the top menu bar or from System Preferences in 10.5 or 10.6 click on the Time Machine icon or Open Time Machine Preferences
3) Click "Select Disk" and choose the time machine volume that should be shared over the local network and viewable. You should enter the administrator username and password for the server when prompted and that should be it.
We run 2 old Xserve Raids as Time Machine backup destinations over our network via a 10.6.3 Server. So far we haven't had any issues with it in the 10 months since I set it up and backup quite a few 10.5 and 10.6 machines.
Hope that helps