So I've got this MB Air (Mojave 14.1 -all updates applied-) at work and thought I would try backing it up using Time Machine to an old PC running Windows Server 2012 (All updates also applied) and I go through the setup procedure:
- Create a Sparse Bundle image (tried HFS+ & APFS images)
- Copy image to previously set up Windows share with correct permissions and login saved to the macOS keychain
- Mount image from the Windows share and verify I can write to it.
- Run terminal command to set Time Machine to use the mounted share as a destination:
sudo tmutil setdestination /Volumes/MBAir
And I get an error
The backup destination could not be set
After much Googling where a lot of answers pop up from AskDifferent none of them seem to have this particular issue using macOS Mojave.
Pretty sure I have the correct options for the sparse bundle selected. I tried both HFS+ and APFS format on the sparsebundle. And once it is mounted on the desktop on the Mac I can put files into the sparse bundle, so it is writable.
Wondering if anyone has any experience with this?
=== I tried the suggestion, "sudo tmutil setdestination smb://username@server/share -p instead, and allow tmutil to create it's own sparsebundle on the server." which returned an error. See comment below.