I am on Sierra (10.12.2) and my 2TB time capsule just died. I took out the drive and to my surprise was able to mount it via USB through a SATA docking station. I was thinking I could just continue (at least temporarily) to use it as my Time Machine drive, but I am having an impossible time getting Time Machine to recognise the drive. I always get an error saying "Can't connect to a current Time Machine backup disk"
I can see the backups and can select the disk to be my time machine disk, but Time Machine does not recognise the backups.
However, I can open the
diskimagemounter and browse the backups, so everything seems to be in order.
But I cannot figure out how to get Time Machine to recognise this drive and continue backing up where I left off. Any ideas?