Brian Meehan and his wife were happy users of Time Machine backups, including to a networked Time Capsule. However, after upgrading to macOS Sierra, they were not only unable to get Time Machine to ever move from Preparing Backup on their identical MacBook Pro laptops, but after talking to Apple technical support, couldn’t get a working solution. They reverted to El Capitan.

Brian wondered if everything was configured correctly on their end after he read my article about networked Time Machine backups. From what I can tell, he and his spouse have done everything right. They may need to find an alternative to Time Machine instead.

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