We use a Mac Server in another subnet as a Time Machine target for some of our MacBooks (macOs 10.13). Despite the manual configuration caused by the server being on a different subnet, this setup works quite ok.
I recently configured a new MacBook to backup onto the Mac Server. Now, after some weeks and still without one finished backup, the client starts to complain that the backup volume is running out of space. I checked the Mac Server, but it has 1.6TB left.
I remember that I once configured a quota of 500GB per backup back on the Mac OS X 10.10 server. But with macOS 10.13 and Server 5.6.1, Time Machine is no longer part of the services provided by the Mac Server. If I got it correctly, Time Machine now backs up to a simple SMB share. However, my client still shows:
333 GB of 500 GB available
The question is: Where is this 500 GB coming from? Is this a local setting? Or is the Mac Server still more than just a plain file share when it comes to Time Machine?
And the question behind the question: Is this quota a possible cause for the problem? Or are there other reasons for Time Machine to complain about a full disk, even when it isn't full?