Time Capsule wireless backup failure

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by glennsan, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. glennsan macrumors regular

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    I have a 4th gen 2GB AEBS that I have previously used for wirelessly backing up my laptop but yesterday it failed with error "backup disk is not available." I can see the AEBS in my network and can connect to the internet but no backup. If I reboot it it will work for about 12 hours then quit. The only change I made was to enable file sharing but if I disable it still does not work. I would rather not restore but will if needed.

    Any ideas?

    Glennsan
     
  2. simplymuzik3 macrumors 6502a

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    Exact same thing here. I'm getting that error on both laptops now.
     
  3. laurenr macrumors 6502a

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    You can add me to that list. My Time Cap is only a couple of months old and I will repeatedly see the message "backup disk is not available." I have found the only way to correct the problem is to use Airport Utility to restart the base station; then I use the "Backup now" option to verify all is okay. This totally works.......until a few days later when the whole process has to be repeated.

    I am wondering if downgrading the firmware would eradicate the problem?
     
  4. glennsan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Time Capsule Wireless Backup Failure

    My Time Capsule is working now for three days. I did not do anything to it that I had not done before that did not work. Just keep trying and hopefully it will start to work.

    Glennsan
     

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