Running a Nucleus Plus on LAN
iMac is running Big Sur, version 11.6
Networking Gear & Setup Details
network is a cable modem and the Google Nest System
Connected Audio Devices
Number of Tracks in Library
Description of Issue
Just moved Roon from my iMac to the Plus. Want to do the Roon backup to an external HD connected to the iMac (or can do it to the iMac if that’s the only way). Cannot get a valid network share link. Have reviewed your instructions about a Watched Folder and the rest of the posts on the community forum. Sharing is turned on on the iMac. I know the correct smb path. also tried using the IP address.
Not sure I’ve been clear what I’m trying to do. I want to set up a regular process to do a Roon database backup. When my Core was on the iMac I could do it to the external HD connected to the iMac. Now my Core is on the Nucleus Plus connected into my LAN. I want to start doing regular backups now since I’ve loaded a considerable amount of music into the internal HD on the Nucleus. I assume I can do it over the LAN through my iMac (or to it). Prefer to not move an external HD and connect to the Plus by USB. What am I missing?
That should do it as long as you are using the correct credentials. Can you post screenshots of how you are going about this? I assume you are using your mac as a remote and attempting this through settings? Do you get any error messages?
Mark, are you trying to backup the Core database, your music, or both? The Roon Backup process backs up only the Core database and leaves it to users to determine how/when to backup their music libraries.
Going back to the Nucleus Plus/Mac file issue, you should be able to see from the Plus a Mac that has been configured for a network share. Agree with the above, can you please post a screenshot?
My error message on the network share add is invalid network path. the file sharing info tells me to use smb://marks-imac-2.lan. i’ve tried it with and without my user name and password for the computer. Same message.
The process for a backup neywork share should be similar. Under Backup->Backup now->Manual, there is an option to select backup location, and once selected, on the bottom left of the next window is the option to “+ Add network share”.
That isn’t a full path. marks-imac-2.lan is just a DNS name which is fine but you need to specify the actual share, so it would be smb://marks-imac-2.lan/drive_attached_to_mac. The FAQ linked above notes this as smb://host/share. And you will most likely want to secify a folder on that drive instead of the root of the drive itself so the final path would be something like smb://marks-imac-2.lan/drive_attached_to_mac/_some_folder_for_my_backups.
The #3 is probably the problem. Can you re-name that drive to something simple like RoonBackup or backups and then try again? If that doesn’t work try via IP instead of hostname (or at least try without the .local).