10-07-2010 09:38 AM
So I installed the time machine setup software and everything worked out but when Time Machine goes to make the backup it gives me this error message
"The backup disk image “/Volumes/ComputersBackup$-1/David-Hassars-MacBook
I was trying to do this via wifi, should I be connecting physically to the drive, and if so, in which way?
Also checking the .sparsebundle location in the disk utility the disk status is "Disk Write Status : Not mounted, Read-only" this a good thing or a bad thing?
12-30-2010 09:21 PM
I also successfully installed ATM setup software was also successful on initial backup. However, the next scheduled backup (scheduled hourly) was unsuccesful with the following similar error message:
"The backup disk image “/Volumes/ComputersBackup$-2/Jonathan Cortess-MacBook-Pro_c8bcc89692de.sparsebundle” is already in use."
I receive the above message every time I attempt to to restart back-up.
I noticed that you had not received a reply on your inquiry. Were you able to resolve your issue?
12-31-2010 03:19 AM
It is all very dissapointing
I got both of my macs backing up to the goflex Drive using apple time machine after about several hours and many attempts.
To my horror, after about 3 months that the backups were working correctly, for no reason at all, all backups have now failed. I have repaired the GFH disk using disk utility (as suggested), but, it still refuses to complete the back ups.
So I am stuck with a drive that wont accept Time machine back ups any more.
Another problem with the drive is that although the media sharing works very well (when its working), for some unknown reason I have to log in and unshare log out and then log back in and set media sharing to - share again about twice a week.
Any advice would be gratefully accepted.
12-31-2010 09:59 AM
Thanks, Keith. Your comment added to the validation that the GFH is extremely unstable and unreliable. I now feel comfortable on my decision to return the devise for full refund after 5 days of unsuccessful attempts to set this up properly.
It's time that Seagate be transparent on these issues- particularly with regards to ATM back-up integration and not have to point fingers to Apples' back-up system.
Can anyone make a recommendation of other non-Seagate network drives that confidently serves its purpose?
01-03-2011 11:45 AM
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01-23-2011 02:24 AM
I have spent many hours trying to get the ATM backups working properly, they seem to work OK for a while then all of a sudden - back up delayed error 45 or some other problem.
I have to say that the GFH works really well for media sharing through my TV via DLNA and the ATM backups for my 2 Macs also work well (when it is all working OK) so, in the back of my mind I am always slightly worried that I will open up my Mac one day and that all my ATM backups need to be done again - ARGH!!!!
So I am going to buy Super Duper to carry out my Mac backups, Super duper claims to be able to work alongside ATM, so I am going to give it a try so that I can get peace of mind.
Having said all of that, Seagate have released an update to the GFH software, so I would suggest installing the update as required before you give up.
Also, go to -Applications- Goflex Home Desktop applications and hit the Computersbackup icon.
Follow the on screen instructions and pay attention to the ATM walkthrough instructions to set up/re-set your ATM backups.
Also, I have found that it has helped to re-boot the GFH drive occasionally and in particular before seting up a brand new ATM backup.
01-28-2011 06:56 AM
Been having same issues, can get all setup up and see drive in time machine over the network, but when it starts to back up getting a failed message "the backup disk image could not be mounted". Can access network share of GoFlex Home, the setup seem easy. I have two Macs and both get same error. I see the goflex drive in the disk utility. I am connected to the shared folders on the Golfex
Any help or should I revert back to individual USB drives for backup.
Thanks for all the previous info, seems like a lot of issues getting this to work correctly.
01-28-2011 08:47 AM
It has happened to me as well a couple of times.
Set up one Mac at a time, go to Applications, Goflexhome desktop folder and select Computers Backup application.
Follow the Time machine instructions carefully !!- it will reconfigure your ATM backups on your Goflexhome(GFH) drive.
I also read that sometimes allowing your Mac to sleep for long periods can sometimes corrupt the backups!
Another tip is to re-boot the goflex home drive when some of these quircky issues crop up.
All in all for the price! the GFH works very well, there are teething problems, but, it is worth sticking with it!!
Oh, and dont forget to upgrade the GFH to the latest software upgrade!
01-28-2011 10:18 PM
Is there any way to start over, deleting the GFH completetly to reset up directory name and passwords. When I go to the GFH home server and log on, and select computer storage and try and format it show it as NTFS or FAT32. no Mac formats, so is this my problem?
Or should I buy the Apple Time Capsule since my router is wireless G? Can kill two birds with one stone.