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waj replied to sunkid's topic in OSx86 10.6 (Snow Leopard)Thanks, Sunkid! Last night, I had almost given up for the day after reading other people's stories and instructions (even those supposedly for Snow Leopard) with nothing to show for it but a lot of sparsebundles in the Trash. For what it's worth, I hit a few extra speed bumps along the way that I would like to share in case anyone else is in the same boat. I'll probably specify more than is relevant, just because that's the way I am. Server: Crappy Dell notebook (one of my work computers, ugh), Windows XP (SP3), sharing a folder from a shiny new 1.5TB hard drive via SMB. Client: MacBook Pro, Snow Leopard (10.6.1), with the aforementioned share mounted using a CIFS URL (e.g. "cifs://myserver1/TimeMachine") To get this working, I had to: 1. Remove all stored credentials for the server from my keychain (tried this after reading http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=774097) 2. Authenticate to the server using an account local to that system. I had been using my domain credentials (e.g. "MYDOMAIN\username") to connect, and though that works fine for regular mounting, Time Machine didn't like it. Here are the relevant entries from system.log (last failure and first success): Oct 14 00:53:39 Newton com.apple.backupd: Starting standard backup Oct 14 00:53:39 Newton com.apple.backupd: Attempting to mount network destination using URL: smb://MYDOMAIN;myusername@myserver1/TimeMachine Oct 14 00:53:39 Newton com.apple.backupd: NetAuthConnectToServerSync failed with error: 80 for url: smb://MYDOMAIN;myusername@myserver1/TimeMachine Oct 14 00:53:44 Newton com.apple.backupd: Backup failed with error: 19 ---------- Oct 14 00:57:20 newton com.apple.backupd: Starting standard backup Oct 14 00:57:20 newton com.apple.backupd: Attempting to mount network destination using URL: smb://myothername@myserver1/TimeMachine Oct 14 00:57:20 newton com.apple.backupd: Mounted network destination using URL: smb://myothername@myserver1/TimeMachine Oct 14 00:57:25 newton com.apple.backupd: Disk image /Volumes/TimeMachine-1/Newton.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups Oct 14 00:57:25 newton com.apple.backupd: Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb 3. Run sunkid's script as root (e.g. using sudo). Even after the above messages, it would still appear to start the backup, then time out with another error (sorry, can't find that one in the log to quote), until I did this. One everything was working on the crappy Dell, I just moved the drive to my girlfriend's shiny fast 24" Aluminum iMac, on which she is running Windows 7. [side note: It's not as crazy as it sounds; Star Wars Galaxies and EQII are the most important apps to her and they just don't run that well in a VirtualBox VM!] Anyway, I then shared the TimeMachine folder on that system, mounted it on the MBP (again, not saving the credentials), switched target disks in Time Machine, removed everything from the Time Machine exclusion list, and got about 100GB backed up to it overnight before I packed up the MBP to head to work.