ReadyShare NAS not recognized by time machine


ReadyShare NAS not recognized by time machine

Hi all,


I've searched the forum exhaustively, contacted Netgear customer service (no help), and AppleCare reg this issue. I have a Nighthawk X6S AC3600 (Model #R7960P) router with a Seagate Backup Plus 8TB HDD formatted as Mac OS Journaled, plugged into the USB 3.0 port on the router. I am running OS Catalina and am able to mount to the NAS using smb://MyIP and can read/write files. The problem I am having is time machine does not recognize the drive when I click "add device" in TM preferences. I've enabled SMB and AFP in the Mac's file sharing preferences, but I can't connect to the NAS using AFP -- only SMB. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to make my NAS visible in Time Machine as a backup? 

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Re: ReadyShare NAS not recognized by time machine

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I can connect to readyshare (My USB drive is formatted GUID - MACOS Extended Journaled) but I cannot save anything to the share.  I get the following error:  The operation can't be completed because an unexpected error occured (error code -50).


I can't setup Time Machine to use readyshare either.  Any suggestions. 


I'm using MACOS Catalina. 



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