Cant backup to apple time machine

Posted: 01-19-2009, 10:00 PM

Does anyone know how to backup to an Apple Time Machine? I clicke
backup files, then selected "on a network." I typed i
\\192.168.1.xx\Time Machine and tryed to connect. It said I neede
a username and password, but I have never needed a username for it...
Anyway, I used "admin"(i also tryed using another possible username bu
got the same error) for username and my password, and i got an erro
that says

The network share could not be accessed for the following reason:
The RPC server is unavailable. (0x800706BA)
Please ensure the network location is valid.

I know that it is valid because I can connect to it from "Computer" bu
still i cant get it working. If i try using a completely wrong passwor
then it says that the password is bad. Can anyone help or suggest an
workarounds? Is there a way to make an iso of my windows partition an
copy that to the time drive

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Cant backup to apple time machine


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Malke
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Re: Cant backup to apple time machine
Posted: 01-20-2009, 01:35 AM
taehC wrote:
>
> Does anyone know how to backup to an Apple Time Machine? I clicked
> backup files, then selected "on a network." I typed in
> \\192.168.1.xx\Time Machine and tryed to connect. It said I needed
> a username and password, but I have never needed a username for it...
> Anyway, I used "admin"(i also tryed using another possible username but
> got the same error) for username and my password, and i got an error
> that says
>
> The network share could not be accessed for the following reason:
> The RPC server is unavailable. (0x800706BA)
> Please ensure the network location is valid.
>
> I know that it is valid because I can connect to it from "Computer" but
> still i cant get it working. If i try using a completely wrong password
> then it says that the password is bad. Can anyone help or suggest any
> workarounds? Is there a way to make an iso of my windows partition and
> copy that to the time drive?
Do you have Time Capsule or just an external hard drive connected to a Mac
that is used for Time Machine? If the latter, unless you created a separate
partition for storage (not used for Time Machine), you can't back up a
Windows machine there. Time Machine doesn't work with Windows.

Sharing files between a Mac and Vista is also possible but that's another
issue separate from Time Machine.

So please clarify what you are really doing and trying to do and I'll
attempt to help you further.

Malke
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taehC
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Re: Cant backup to apple time machine
Posted: 01-21-2009, 05:51 AM

I have the Time Capsule, and yes you can just drop files into the tim
capsule. i can go to it from "computer" and have put files there, an
then got them off of another computer, it acts as a network hard drive
i can even see my mac's backup

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taehC
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Re: Cant backup to apple time machine
Posted: 01-21-2009, 05:51 AM

I have the Time Capsule, and yes you can just drop files into the tim
capsule. i can go to it from "computer" and have put files there, an
then got them off of another computer, it acts as a network hard drive
i can even see my mac's backup

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Malke
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Re: Cant backup to apple time machine
Posted: 01-21-2009, 12:38 PM
taehC wrote:
>
> I have the Time Capsule, and yes you can just drop files into the time
> capsule. i can go to it from "computer" and have put files there, and
> then got them off of another computer, it acts as a network hard drive,
> i can even see my mac's backup.
Then the problem is that you haven't properly set up sharing between your
Mac(s) and your Vista machine. I'll give you the general information about
doing this but for specific help working with Time Capsule you need to post
to Apple's forums or contact Apple tech support. I don't use Time Capsule
so I can't help you myself.

Excellent, thorough, yet easy to understand article about File/Printer
Sharing in Vista. Includes details about sharing printers as well as files
and folders:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

You need to create matching user accounts and passwords on the Vista box and
the Mac. You do not need to be logged into the same account on all machines
and the passwords assigned to each user account can be different; the
accounts/passwords just need to exist and match on all machines. DO NOT
NEGLECT TO CREATE PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES. If you wish a
machine to boot directly to the Desktop (into one particular user's
account) for convenience, you can do this. The instructions at this link
work for both XP and Vista:

Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm

Automatically logging into your user account on the Mac is handled from the
Accounts applet in System Preferences.

Make sure you have set the firewalls on both machines to allow the Local
Area Network traffic as trusted.

For Windows sharing on the Mac, make sure you are using the SMB protocol and
not AFP.

Then you will need to change the following policy in Windows Vista:

Vista Business/Ultimate only -
Start Orb>Search box>type: secpol.msc
When secpol.msc appears in Results above, right-click it and "run as
administrator".

Click on Local Policies>Security Options

Navigate to the policy "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level"
and double-click it to get its Properties. By default Windows Vista sets
the policy to "NTVLM2 responses only". Use the drop-down arrow to change
this to "LM and NTLM ? use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated".

In Vista Home Premium, you won't have this tool so per MVP Steve Winograd:

Start Orb>Search box>type: regedit
When regedit appears in the Results above, right-click it and "run as
administrator"

Navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Lsa

1. If it doesn't already exist, create a DWORD value named
LmCompatibilityLevel

3. Set the value to 1

4. Reboot

Now sharing will work between Vista and the Mac.

Malke
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