Having trouble creating a safepoint on my mac


I’m getting the following error when I click on my mac in the ‘create’ window

I’m running the drive through a BT homehub 2 through ethernet to my MacBook pro running Lion (the drive has the latest firmware)

I’ve seen something similar.  It’s possible that the Dashboard UI may indicate that there is a fault but in the background the back-up is progressing. Just that the Dashboard UI is not monitoring the back-up.  When this happens, is there a lot of activity on the network port of the MBL, router and the target device?

I don’t think so (from memory).

Surely the next step would be to choose a locaton to put the backup?

Also, if I try to do a ‘revert’ I get the same error.

Anybody else had this error?