MACOSX Time Machine to NAS connect error
July 26, 2012 6 Comments
Mountain Lion is out – yay (or roar?)! I’ve decided at the same time to setup a Time Machine to backup over wireless to my Zyxel NSA310…
What a painful process. To start with I wanted to backup to the USB drive connected to the NAS – wouldn’t want to have it. The firmware for some reason only enables you to enable Time Machine for shares that are on your internal drive… So I gave it a few days thought and decided to move everything from the internal drive to the USB, and use the internal drive for Time Machine. Ok… You thought it was the end of my problems? – NO.
When I selected the NAS share in Time Machine preferences it asked me to input the credentials for the NAS, – which I did and pressed connect. As I did so, I was presented with an error titled the operation could not be completed osstatus error 2. Great!
I’ve started googling, and did get a few solutions to try out – but none worked. I’ve tried setting up different users, setting up different sharing/permissions – nothing worked.
What I ended up doing is re-enabling the admin folder which was created automatically with the NAS’s setup (it was disabled as I didn’t use it) – and Time Machine connected with no error to that folder once I selected it as a share. I then tried to point back to the “TimeMachine” folder for TM access – error again. It sort of seems you can only get access by using the pre-built folders on the NAS.
It turns out the problem is not Zyxel NSA310 related, as people on forums experience the same problem with different devices.
If you encounter the problem, I hope this helps you!