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bluemoon222 05-07-2007 05:29 AM

Lacie Big Disk - won't appear !!
 
I have bought a Lacie Big Disk (GigE attached). It is connected to my home broadband router. I can ping it from my iMac20 (10.4.9) wired to the same router.

I have installed the Lacie IPconfigurator from:

http://www.lacie.com/uk/support/supp...t.htm?id=10224

When I run the utility the Lacie never shows up as a connectable resource

Is there something else I should be running besides the IPconfigurator

I have logged a support case with Lacie TAC but so far no response.

Thanks for all ideas ?

bluemoon222 05-07-2007 06:52 AM

Update
 
Brief update - I can browse to the disk with http / I logged on as admin / formatted the drive / created shares / cleared the log / restarted my iMac....and now I can connect from Finder / Connect to Server....have successfully mounted the share I created for back up....on to Super Duper I think !

tonyvwie 05-15-2007 04:56 PM

I appear to have the same problem.
The IPConfigurator on the supplied disk gave an error, I downloaded the software frome the LaCie site.
Now it can't find teh disk: witch IP adress did you use?

bluemoon222 05-15-2007 05:00 PM

I looked at the DHCP lease pool on the ADSL router and picked the one given to the router

tonyvwie 05-15-2007 05:14 PM

thanx! I'm in the disk now.

bluemoon222 05-15-2007 05:20 PM

Mine works like a dream now - Superduper backsup every night automatically

tonyvwie 05-15-2007 05:24 PM

as I'm not a real computer freak some of the stuff mentioned is a little bit acacadabra to me. So what do you mean by creating shares and clearing the log?
And if i format the drive nothing realy changes.... I can't choose a type of format so what is the sense of re formatting?

Please help.

bluemoon222 05-15-2007 05:30 PM

You can't choose format type on Lacie so no real point unless you want to reinitialise the drive. Shares are folders on the drive....I have a backup folder and a movie folder....my iMac backs up to the back up folder and in future I will put movies and music maybe in the other folder. You could also create a Music folder etc. The log are events that the disk knows about...clearing it occasionally makes sense in case you use the information to check on status....if it is meaningless then dont worry about it.

What can help make it more meaningful is to set the time and date to the correct time

Hope that helps ?

tonyvwie 05-15-2007 05:33 PM

I'll give it a try, doesn't appear to be too difficult

tonyvwie 05-15-2007 05:42 PM

Do you mean time and date on my MacBook? time and date on my MacBook are correct: 23:41 ????

tonyvwie 05-15-2007 05:45 PM

By the way, it's working! Thanx!!

tonyvwie 05-16-2007 03:56 PM

OKAY, that was a bit of a stupid answer. Meanwhile I've noticed that I cab adjust the time on the ED. :D
Is it possible to let the icon of the ED appear automatically on the desktop without connecting manually to the server?


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