Time Machine no longer sees shared drive

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  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    I have a Firewire drive connected to my iMac and sharing enabled. 2 MacBook Airs then connect wirelessly to the same network and backup to the drive.

    It has worked perfectly for the last couple of years with Lion and Mountain Lion.

    Yesterday I upgraded to Mavericks and now neither laptop can see the shared drive in Time Machine, although the drive displays quite happily in Finder.

    I have disabled and re-enabled sharing. Booted and re-plugged the drive in and still when I go to Time Machine preferences and select drive, nothing is listed.

    Any ideas?
     
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    I’ve spent 2 days on this and its VERY hit and miss to say the least!
     
  4. heronlen macrumors newbie

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    Wonder if it's a Mavericks bug or an Apple plot to sell more time machines.
     
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    Oh dear. Time machine uses AFP and Mavericks uses SMB 2.
     
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    But it’s supposed to swap back automatically for Time Machine but it doesn’t seem to happen!
     
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    Mavericks still has AFP, it just used SMB2 by default.
     
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    That may be the case but all my shared time machine drives no longer work. The macs just don't see them anymore unless I connect to the server using AFP. Then after sleep or a reboot it fails again.

    It just doesn't fall back from SMB to AFP.

    Never ever had time machine sharing issues in ML now after 3 days of constant troubleshooting I still can't get it to work reliably on mavericks.
     
  11. normm macrumors newbie

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    use network drive in time machine in Mavericks

    Mavericks now mounts network drives as SMB rather than AFP by default: time machine needs AFP. Find out the afp address by going to the "sharing" system preference panel on the machine that hosts the disk you want to use. It's listed there. Copy that address, which is "afp://<something>", and use it in the Finder menu item "Go>Connect to Server". Once the disk you need is connected, it will show up as a choice in the time machine system preference.
     
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    Thanks it does and it works fine until my machine wakes again from sleep and then one again the backup fails and I have to go to finder, click on the backup disk and then go to Time Machine and start the backup and then it backs up fine again.
     

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