Time Machine Server connection issues

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by benwiggy, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    I'm try to use Mavx Server as a source TM disk for two laptops, also running 10.9.
    I turn on TM serving, set a folder location for the backup. On the client, I can select this as the TM volume. It asks to connect as a user, guest, or with an AppleID. Whichever one I try, I get a connection error.

    Do I need to setup a user on the server? When I create a user in Server.app, it doesn't ask me to supply a password for the user. How do I do that?
  2. Roshie2 macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2013
    I had this same exact issue today. What I did was go into the users and create a new user, it can be whatever(I named mine backup since I only have one mac to backup). Then use that username and password to set up Time Machine on your Mac. That solved my issue, and I think it's because Time Machine was having issues logging on with a user that was already logged into the server.

    I hope I helped!
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada

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