• Marcus

    I have tried this and i get this message “The network backup disk does not support the required AFP features.” so im not sure what i am doing wrong

  • Alex

    that is all great except for mounting.

    I have a NTFS share on the network (\mypcM)

    I copied HFS myPro.sparsebundle to that share.

    I figured out how to mount the share:

    mkdir /Volumes/M
    mount_smbfs //user@mypc/M /Volumes/M

    How do I mount myPro.sparsebundle that is sitting on that M share?

    I need it to be mounted and appear in Finder in order to issue the following command:
    tmutil setdestination

    I used to have it all in one script on SnowLeopard that does not work anymore in MountainLion.

  • Dean

    Dont everything, terminal excepted commands, disc image is there for all to see – except time machine doe not see it!! I am running the latest at date of writing op system. tried everything, double checked and redid all your brilliant instructions but Time Machine jsut does not want to play, any suggestions?

  • Dean

    Should i add it here?
    Done everything, terminal accepted commands, disc image is there for all to see – except time machine does not see it!! I am running the latest at date of writing op system. tried everything, double checked and redid all your brilliant instructions but Time Machine just does not want to play, any suggestions?

  • Thorstein Johannessen

    This might be a long shot, but due to the lack of suggestions for solutions to this problem, I’ll answer here, so that anyone googling the error could check this issue (which is heartbreakingly simple):

    Make sure that you have ownership on the Backup drive you’re sharing! In my case I was able to read and write to it, I had in fact just reformatted it. But the permissions read “system”, “wheel”, and “everyone” instead of my user name. Add you own name, make yourself owner and voila, it works. No more error 13…

    EDIT: Command+I would give you the info panel with the permissions at the bottom. You’ll need administrator to change the settings.

  • Thorstein Johannessen

    I was in the same situation as you, googled “error 13” but found only frustration. Then I checked the permissions on the drive I was sharing, and they were “system, wheel, everyone”, instead of the usual “Administrators/Username, staff, everyone.”
    Add Administrators/ to that list and give yourself read and write permissions, this solved the problem for me.

  • Supreme Being

    OK – I’ve been using this for about a year now. Seems to work perfectly…

    But
    I recently had a hard drive failure and needed to restore from the Time
    Machine backup. First thing is, as mentioned below, when you want to
    recover from the backup Time Machine cannot see inside your ‘sparse
    image’ so you need to restore the image to a disk before starting the
    recovery process. This process took 9 hours since there was a lot of
    data on the backup (as is typical).

    After that the restore did not even work! Just get a no entry sign when starting up.

    I
    ended up having to clean install the OS and use Migration wizard to
    restore the data. Seems like migration wizard did not transfer
    everything since a number of things stopped working after the migration.

    So
    if anyone wants to use this backup method be warned – if you want to do
    a complete time machine recovery it’s gonna take some time and then may
    end up not working at all.

    I am going to find a new backup method. I would recommend that the author add appropriate warnings to this post.

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