Airport Extreme Constantly Losing Backup Disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by YatBob, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. YatBob macrumors member

    YatBob

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    #1
    I have an Airpot Extreme (latest model) with a WD 2tb external HD connected which I use for backing up my iMac, every couple of days when Time Machine goes to do a backup I get a message "backup disk could not be found", I have to then restart the Airport Extreme and all works well for a couple of days, then repeats the cycle

    Any suggestions
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    #2
    Connect the disk to a Mac via USB and verify the disk in Disk Utility.
     
  3. satcomer macrumors 603

    satcomer

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    #3
    Plus this tells me your cheap external disk is going into 'sleep mode'!
     

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