This was a frustrating experience that I hope others can learn from. I have a Mac Air and a Mybook Live. I have the time capsule option turned on to do backups of my Mac. However, the last 50 days I have not had any backup completed. It seems that the Mac couldn’t find the time capsule.
This was strange to me because I could navigate to the directory without any issues in Finder. I spent over an hour reading everything I could about the situation. Most of my time was spent on either Apple or Western Digital’s (WD) site. WD being the manufacturers of the mybook live.
I checked for any firmware upgrades, tried an 18 step trick on the WD forums and still nothing. This unfortunate issue did take a turn for the better when I decided to uncheck the time capsule option in the mybook live’s settings and then reactivate it. Now, I am performing a new backup.
Losing my previous backups is not good but I can always start anew now.