This is pretty strange. When I went to take a screen shot this morning, I discovered the Roon did a successful backup last night. This is the first time it has worked since I switched to Rock. And this is despite the error msg I got when I added the share location. And despite the fact that the Network Shares window is empty (I believe it saves the shares you add normally).
I’ll wait a few days and see if it continues to make nightly backups properly. If so, I guess we can consider this resolved, although there is clearly some bug in Roon (ie the error msg).
Question: If my Mac is asleep, will Roon wake it to make the backup?
Thanks, but that was a question for Greg or Roon support who I suspect know the actual answer. By the way, thank you for the suggestion about IP address. I appreciate it. However, it made no difference.
One more thing… I believe the difference between this time and my previous attempts to get this to work was turning on Windows File Sharing. I had not realized I’d need that, since my Rock server is running Linux. Still very strange that it gives that error msg, does not show the server as added, but still works.
To answer your Mac asleep question, Roon would not wake your computer up to make the backup. As @wizardofoz mentioned the “Windows File Sharing” option has to be turned on, otherwise SMB wouldn’t work properly.
Can you confirm that the folder you have designated for the Roon backups actually contain the backups and are syncing properly? What is the error message you are receiving now after enabling the Windows File Sharing setting, can you please provide a screenshot? Have you restarted you Roon Core and are still seeing the same message? Please let me know when possible.