No, MyBookWorld is not connected to the router via ethernet at the moment. When it was working originally at a fast rate, it wasn't connected to the router either. After failing with time machine, I tried to use this software. But an error of "Too many failed transfers" appeared and I quit using that software and came to the forum to fix Time Machine. OK, so apparently you have the MBW connected via the software equivelent of a crossover cable- ethernet frames but no routing. Not sure what negative impact that has or doesn;t have. Certainly its not how the drive was intended to work - it would be far easier to just have a USB connection for that.
WD software in general has a very bad history. Note that some drives have been lost entirely due to incompatability with Mavericks - read the tips section here for mroe details, btu i would NOT use it. I cant help you with WD software. But the first task is to access the drive and make sure you can communicate with it.
I would go to the main drive to do that. From there you should be abke to remove the partition for the backup, and begin over with something less troublesome - such as Carbon Copy Cloner, Time MAchine i dont use it and did nt much like it or , my preferred method, good old unix rsync. In any event, your prpoblem is one of authorization. So first see if the drive is responding in general try to access it the normal way , then move to that particular volume.
One more suggestion before siging off. Regardless of what program you are using, ignore it for now.
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Try to gain access to the drive. Can you access that spinnign piece of metal? If yes, its a problem with the backup volume. If no, its related to th entire drive. Connecting the way you suggested works, but it already worked before. I can't connect to the backup server hosted on the hard drive. So the problem is the backup volume. I would not waste time with it.
I would remove the volume and start over with a program I understood. I'm using Time Machine as my backup program. I'm looking to figure out a way into MBW-Backup and delete the likely-corrupted backup file. Feb 9, AM in response to hannahler In response to hannahler. Likely performed via the setup screen in the MBW. Go to its IP address to enter setup. Ihad to fight with it a bit when i removed a TM backup from mine, eons ago.
Feb 9, AM. May 11, PM in response to hannahler In response to hannahler. So, I think I finally got it working.
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Got my mother a macbook for mothers day and decided to retry this whole thing again. I tried it and I got the spinning wheel again - but then I got the CD software and decided to look around and noticed it was really out of date you can get it here and now it did everything pretty quickly I still can't connect to mybookworld-backup via finder May 11, PM. More Less. Communities Contact Support. Sign in Sign in Sign in corporate. Browse Search. Ask a question. User profile for user: hannahler hannahler. I've been trying to do my intial backup for the past week. But in the morning the device was off because a lightswitch got turned off the wiring in my house is unusual because certain outlets won't work when the lightswitch is off I've tried to resume it countless times but always coming back and finding it off family members to blame and it usually resumes like normal.
Time Machine is also stuck "making disk space available" I can't access my backup via Finder. I would greatly appreciate the help.
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User profile for user: Grant Lenahan Grant Lenahan. Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: 0. Feb 8, PM in response to hannahler In response to hannahler tell us more about the mybook world drive, its type, how it is connected, etc. There's nto enough info here to work on. My advice is to start over, and to find a new outlet. Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post.
I do this but get no adverse reports.
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The drive itself copies and store files as expected. It is version 2. Result: Problem gone.
No issues since. Additionally, my WD Elements has started beeping every few seconds since I think the second attempt at reformatting I did. In either method of connection, backups fail as noted by the OP. I want safety in my backups, simple! It appears the Security package includes the utilities.
This is supposed to be compatible with Sierra Meanwhile, Apple has released High Sierra and there is no indication WD has a compatible software package in the Downloads menu. Still on Sierra The only difference from the previous inability to make a backup is that Time Machine is not indicating any backup occurred, but the usual error message failed to pop up as well. I then attempted to eject and re-mount the drive.
A popup error message appeared that the disk was not ejected because one or more programs may be using it. So the only option remains is to force Eject. WD obviously could not care less about its customers. I am never purchasing anything from them again. Your original description of the problem is exactly what I could have written about my own situation.
It turns out that the installation of the new software is lacking the utilities uninstaller program. In addition, the new software release does not fix the problem. Although I have yet to try it, I believe your solution is the only solution.
I do not recommend anyone download the new software release because they will lose the utilities uninstaller program. Same issues as you have outlined. I bought a new iMac 27" this summer and transferred my older WD 2TB drive over and did a time machine restore- worked perfect. Running OSX Sierra at the time. Next day the backup failed same way. Rebooted mac, drive icon now not the time machine, but TM works.
A couple of days later, same thing, reboot fixes again. Called Apple support, they are mystified. So I set my computer to shut down each nigh and wake up each morning. This works but is really awkward. So I take my chances and turn off the automatic reboot. Of course the problem comes back. Fingers crossed. Support Downloads Knowledge Base. German Spanish Italian French. HGST Support. External Drives for Mac. MichaelCoyne August 16, , pm 1. KyleH1 December 12, , pm 2.