I'm naturally lazy and for that reason also an enthusiastic user of Time Machine and the Time Capsule from Apple as well as of Online backup service Backblaze. This trio takes care of the backup of my computer in the background and doesn't annoy me with any messages and problems that other backup solutions often have.
Til today. Suddenly this message came up:
Time Machine error! The image of the backup volume "/Volumes/Name-der-Time-Capsule/Name-des-Rechners.sparsebundle" is already in use.
Uff ... I didn't know what to do next. So once asked the omniscient garbage dump Google and actually: The problem has also been faced by others before me. The solution to the error is quite simple: You open the "AirPort utility", which is usually dormant in the folder "Applications-> Utilities". There you get a graphical view of your configuration with computer and time capsule. Then click on the Time Capsule once (1x!) And then select the "Restart" item in the "Base station" menu at the top.
After restarting the Time Capsule, everything should work again.
I was also able to look up the cause of this error. Various users explained that the error occurred after an unplanned restart. The Time Machine was probably still mounted and the user was connected to the Time Machine. After the restart, the user wants to connect again, but there is still one connection open, so the new one is rejected. When the Time Capsule restarts, all connections are closed and the computer can then reconnect without any problems.
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Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.