[Solved] Trying to use CCC to clone to a Synology
I'm getting a strange error trying to use CCC to clone to a new disk image on a Synology. The share has plenty of available space, credentials are correct, the share volume mounts just fine, and Time Machine backs up to it fine. But for some reason CCC gives the error, "The destination volume was not available when CCC attempted to run this backup task." Oddly enough, doing a google search for that exact error message reveals nothing. I feel like it should be something simple, but maybe it's trickier than I think? Something about connecting through AFP vs SMB, or using the [diskstation_name].local to connect vs. the IP address?
wow, nice, Bombich are really efficient at tracking the issue for you! You still won't be able to boot from the clone, but I guess if you need it you'll have it.
I've had a bad experience with a TM backup stored on a Synology. Probably not Synology's fault, but I was burned once, so no more. I have an external HD for my TM, and clone on four different partition of another external drive, once a week in rotation, so I have 4 clone, done at like clone1=week1, clone2=week2, clone3=week3, clone4=week4. I was doing a clone each night before, but also got burned with this strategy. I had trouble with my mac giving me all sorts of grief so told myself, hey, no problem, I've got a clone, AND a time machine backup. So, restored from my clone, which was from the last day. Well, the problem was on the clone too, so ended up having to start from scratch and formated the drive, thinking, I have my TM to go back to. So at about 3/4 of the way, there was an error on the TM drive and it got stuck. Nothing to do.
I ended up having to reformat again, rebuild my mac from scratch and get some of the stuff from clone I keep at work but that was on the prior system. I didn't loose anything but time, but man that was scary. Hope my tale of woes will give you some perspective as to how to proceed with your backup strategies.