It is currently Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:45 pm

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]

Recent News:



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:39 am 
Offline
MVP/Moderator
MVP/Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:21 am
Posts: 4725
Location: Dutchess County, NY
Thanks: 77
Thanked: 273 times in 268 posts
Or turn off the duplication, consolidate free space with Perfect Disk (defrag) and them create it...

_________________
....JBick

EX475, 2 GB, LE-1640
PC1: Vista-->W7 Ultimate/32, (D-Drive RAID-5 Array)
PC2: Lenovo Laptop, Win XP Home SP3
2xLinksys WRT54G v1.1 and 2xNetGear GS105 Gbit switch


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  

Attention Guest: Remove this ad by Registering with the MediaSmartServer.net Forums. It's Free!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:42 am 
Offline
.5TB storage
.5TB storage

Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:52 pm
Posts: 13
Location: Seattle, WA
Thanks: 2
Thanked: 4 times in 3 posts
Thankfully I came across this post because I was getting the same annoying behavior. To make things even worse, I recently added a 2TB drive which has some data already added to it, maybe around 200-300GB. When trying to create the backup file from the Mac utility I could see it being created on the shared folder and then all of a sudden it would be gone, deleted for whatever reason. So a couple of things, if it needed the contiguous space and also chose the drive with the most space, then why wasn't it working? Seemed odd. Anyway I followed Alex's steps to "manually" create the file by intercepting the unique id given by the HP MSS before it was deleted again and then just when ahead and created the file myself as per below:

yakuza wrote:
...Instead of spending a lot of time testing with a Mac client, I circumvented that part by manually creating a "bigfile.req" with the contents "bigfile.macbackup 300000000000" which would be roughly 290GB...


Now I have the W8824AA7YJX.macbackup and W8824AA7YJX.ok files created on my Mac share. I had to format the drive (Mac OS Extended - Journaled) once it was mounted (which happened automatically), I chose the default format options and then renamed the disk from unnamed (I think) to Time Machine. I hooked up a network cable to the Mac and then started with the initial Time Machine backup. Took about 1-2 hours I think for the 200GB and now it's working perfectly. I have been adding, deleting, restoring for the part few days and it's working without any issues. I was almost surprised at how easy this was to do.

Thanks Alex for the input, and hopefully this is another success story of a what I see as a failed feature that doesn't work correctly for people who decide to add a Time Machine backup AFTER adding data to the HP MSS. I can confirm however I was able to add a Time Machine backup the day my EX485 arrived. That was many months ago.


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  
The following user would like to thank martmeister for this post
yakuza
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:39 pm 
Offline
Founder
Founder
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:54 am
Posts: 10680
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Thanks: 620
Thanked: 911 times in 867 posts
Glad to hear that helped, thanks for sharing your experience. 8)

_________________
Alex Kuretz
Remote Notification: Monitoring and alerting for your Home Server via email, Twitter, text message, RSS, push notifications, and on your Mac desktop
Have you tried our Add-Ins? If so, be sure to Rate them at WeGotServed.


Top
 Profile  
Thanks  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group