Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to hjbflyer)
Is each of the Macs backing up to all the TC's?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 11:38 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Yes, all of the Macs are backing up to the same three TC's. None is complaining about the missing TC. But ...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 9:31 AM (in response to hjbflyer)
I haven't heard of this issue before, but if it's as you describe, I see no way of avoiding it without changing your approach.
Making redundant and off-site backups is good, but diversifying your backup strategies would be better. You shouldn't rely completely on Time Machine. Network backups of any kind are less reliable than backups to a locally-attached storage device. Rather than rotating one of your Time Capsules off site, I suggest you use a cloud-backed application. The one I use is called "Arq," but there are others that may work just as well. You should also connect a backup drive to each of your servers.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 9:57 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
You are right, it is good to have diversive backup strategies. I do have others as well - but this is a diffrent story.
I am wondering: am I the only one who uses multiple TC's with one TM?
It is normal bahaviour, that if one backup disk could not be found, TM will use next one. The question is, what
causes TM to complain about a missing disk and stating that there was no backup for say 10 days. The last
successful backup is one hour old. In 99,9% it is working as expected, but once and a while this behavior is showing up.
I am curious to find out if it is a bug in TM or some combination with other programs.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 10:00 AM (in response to hjbflyer)
It's normal for TM to warn if there has been no backup for 10 days. I haven't seen a report from anyone who does what you do, but if TM stops backing up when other devices are available, I'd call that a bug.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 11:09 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
I looks that it actually takes 2 weeks until this warning shows up. No problem with the warning, but the
dialog should not be modal.
I will file a bug with Apple.