Hi folks. Thanks for all the useful advice here, which helped me gain network access to the MBLD inside the Time Machine disk selection list and generally configure things to work.
I can now use my MBLD to copy things over the network but aren’t able to do Time Machine backups from my main home Mac, a Mac Mini running Snow Leopard 10.7.5. I can access the TM share on the MBLD from the Mac, either with smb://, afp:// etc prefixes (not sure of which I should use for TM, but tried all), but once the backup starts I get the AFP error and can’t perform it.
I am aware that this was covered in another article a year ago which proposed a firmware update, but I have the latest MBLD firmware already. The MBLD is fully accessible via gigabit ethernet connection to an Asus DSL-N55U wireless modem-router, with the Mac accessing the wireless network.
I have tried everything: reboots, factory restores, the “defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1” trick, everything… but I just can’t get it to work… sooo frustrating… I would not recommend this NAS to my worse enemy now.
Could any kind soul here offer any help?
Thanks in advance and happy new year