Has anyone else experienced Time Machine issues with their DL series in recent months? I have a Mac Mini with a DL2100 and have operated for a number of years without any real issues. However in the last couple of months Time Machine would only back up a few times before coming up with a verification issue with the database and asking to override it with a new database which rather killed the point of TimeMachine. Took the issue up with WD who gave me the run around with potential fixes all to no avail. Then more recently I cannot back up to the DL at all and neither can I log in via Safari as it keeps timing out. Instead I have to use Chrome to log in. WD told me they had explored everything and it was not their problem but something to do with Apple and Time Machine.
A very quick search of their site (having first complained on the Apple community) shows that Apple no longer support Time Machine on NAS over afp but instead use the SMB specification. This move has been apparently on the way for several years. Of course my DL2100 is set up to support Time Machine over afp it won’t work if you try to switch it off.
So how come WD didn’t know this and are they planning to fix it any time soon as unless they do my DL2100 has become a redundant bit of kit other than for holding my music and photo databases?
Am I the only Mac user on the WD community or have other Mac users encountered this problem? At the moment I am investigating rolling back my OS to one that does work with Time Machine until WD come up with a fix. But I am disappointed that this has not been on the developers radar given the DL2100 was sold to me as a Time Machine compatible device and they should have known a the time that the protocol they were using was no longer going to be supported by Apple