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    Time Capsule stopped backing up - to trouble shoot
    I setup the Time Capsule via extende WIFI network. Everything worked fine until two weeks ago I suddenly get the following error message when I go into the Time Machine backup preference where I select the Time Capsule as the drive to backup:

    There was a problem connecting to the server "Time-Capsule.local".
    The server my not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server name or IP address, check your network connection, and then try again.

    Pfff I did change anything, at least not consciously. I upgraded a few weeks ago to Lion 10.7, but even after that it worked. Then I went on a trip and when I came back I noticed that the back was not backing up any more.

    Airport Utility has no problem finding the Time Capsule and I can access it.
    Via finder I can see the Time Capsule in the Shared section but when I click on it I see "Connection Failed". When I click on "Connect As" i get the same error message as above.

    I am not fit enough on networking stuff to know where I should start trouble shooting. Who can tell me which parameters to check or where to start?

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    In Airport Utility under Base Station try restart.

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    do you use the time capsule as a router as well as time machine backup? can you ping the time capsule?

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    I also have the same problem as of 6 days ago and now receive a message saying "the operation cannot be completed, an unexpected error occurred (error - 6584). I get back-up failed very hour.
    Help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    In Airport Utility under Base Station try restart.
    May be I am blind but a restart I cannot find. I guess Base Station is called Time Capsule with a Time Capsule. But I did power it down. Is that the same or does restart do more than that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfam198 View Post
    do you use the time capsule as a router as well as time machine backup? can you ping the time capsule?
    Pinging is no problem. It works.

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