Since I moved my Promise Pegasus storage to the new Mac (which still runs High Sierra), I had to find a way to use Time Machine from my old MacMini. The old one still runs El Capitan. I read about the new File Sharing feature and created a folder which was shared and had under „Advanced Options“ the „Share as a Time Machine backup destination“ turned on. Still, I couldn’t select this target folder on my old MacMini.
After reading the discussion at apple.com, I thought I should enable AFP too, which I had disabled before. Then it looked like this:
As the Apple Discussions article described, you should connect to the Backup folder via AFP. But Finder (Command+K) wouldn’t allow me to do so. So I found out that I didn’t have AFP enabled at all, you have to select it in the major window for File Sharing as you can see in the following screen shot:
Thus I went to „Options“ and enabled both SMB and AFP to allow my old MacMini with MacOS El Capitan to use the TimeMachine feature from MacOS HighSierra (or Mojave in the near future).
After enabling AFP, I was able to connect to the shared folder and afterwards select the folder from the newer MacOS to backup my older MacOS based MacMini.
Today I set up my system with Mac OS High Sierra and again encountered issues while using my Kyocera printer to scan to a folder on my Mac.
The initial steps were to enable file sharing via SMB (without encryption!) and then set up the Kyocera as discussed in several blogs.
Finally when it was working, I noticed that it would save everything under the username I have chosen, but all other users were not able to open the scanned files. So, that was the typical user – group – rights issue in a SMB connection. What solved my issue was posted on a website and reads:
Firstly enable ACL permissions for SMB shares with the following command.