Time Machine over the network no love

I have a Seagate 250GB drive that I was using for Time Machine. Locally it was great Then Apple updated the AIR port base station. SWEET.

I’ve got two macs, a MBP and a MBA. The MBA uses a smaller 40gb drive hung off the Airport station, and backs up like a champ. I’ve got history back several weeks at any given time.

The MacBook Pro however has had zero luck! First I wasn’t able to get the initial 126gb back up to complete. I read an article about starting the back up on the network, then completing it over USB to speed it up. Then reconnect to the network for all future backing up. NO LUCK.

Then I gave it a night to do a full back up over the wire, this morning it looked good. A few smaller back ups took place through out the morning.

I enter time machine, and all that is there is “now” no other days or anything. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. The MBA runs hourly, does it’s thing and is done, but the MBP just won’t get a good back up going. I’d rather not have to always think about ejecting a USB ext disk but may have to. WEAK

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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