Unable to use ReadyNAS Duo for Time Machine backups

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Unable to use ReadyNAS Duo for Time Machine backups

Postby Woowar » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:07 pm

I'm following the (very simple) instructions shown here: http://www.readynas.com/?p=1097

However, the ReadyNAS is not showing up under the 'Choose backup disk' options on my MacBookPro: the list is empty.

The ReadyNAS is running Raidiator 4.1.6, and the MBP is running OS X 10.5.8.

I've searched this forum for Time Machine posts, but most of them seem to relate to the older method of doing it.

Any ideas?
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Re: Unable to use ReadyNAS Duo for Time Machine backups

Postby mdgm » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:49 pm

Thread should have been in Time Machine subforum: viewforum.php?f=71

Have you enabeld the Bonjour service and AFP?

Can you try rebooting the NAS to see if that fixes it?
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Re: Unable to use ReadyNAS Duo for Time Machine backups

Postby Woowar » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:39 pm

Thread should have been in Time Machine subforum: viewforum.php?f=71

Thanks. I can't find anything in that subforum that describes this problem though.

Have you enabeld the Bonjour service and AFP?

Can you try rebooting the NAS to see if that fixes it?

Yes I have. And a reboot doesn't help. :(
Could it be a networking issue? How would I be able to tell?
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Re: Unable to use ReadyNAS Duo for Time Machine backups

Postby mdgm » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:41 pm

Woowar wrote:
Thread should have been in Time Machine subforum: viewforum.php?f=71

Thanks. I can't find anything in that subforum that describes this problem though.

Have you enabeld the Bonjour service and AFP?

Can you try rebooting the NAS to see if that fixes it?

Yes I have. And a reboot doesn't help. :(
Could it be a networking issue? How would I be able to tell?


A direct connection between your Mac and the ReadyNas via ethernet should be able to determine if it is or not.

See faq.php#How_do_I_direct-connect_between_ReadyNAS_and_PC%2FMac%3F

Edit: before you try that, when setting up Time Machine in Frontview you did remember to click apply, not just click the checkbox and enter how much to allocate to TM?
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Re: Unable to use ReadyNAS Duo for Time Machine backups

Postby Woowar » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:27 am

Yes, I did click apply. I'm away from the machine for a few days, but will try the direct network connection at the weekend and see if that tells us anything.

Thanks for your help on this so far. I want to upgrade to Snow Leopard, but not before I have a working TimeMachine on the ReadyNas.
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Re: Unable to use ReadyNAS Duo for Time Machine backups

Postby mdgm » Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:51 am

If that doesn't work you could try a firmware re-install.

Also check that AFP is working properly for you on the ReadyNas.

Check that the .timemachine folder is in the C share using SMB(CIFS). it is a hidden share so if accessing using a mac use smb://IPaddressofReadyNas/c/.timemachine to connect.

Also try logging into AFP using username for TM (default ReadyNas) and password also set in Frontview. You should see a ReadyNas share. If this works then AFP should be working properly. You can use this to delete TM backups in future if you want to.
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Re: Unable to use ReadyNAS Duo for Time Machine backups

Postby Woowar » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:59 am

I gave up on it for the time being - thanks again for your help.
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