I've used an Apple Timecapsule for a number of years and through a number of iterations of the hardware. My latest device is the 2TB model and I've been running no problem for 12 months. I've diagnosed this with Apple who suggested a replacement device, the new device is exhibiting the same problems. I'm starting to doubt myself.
It's my understanding that the Time Machine software on Apple Macs detects the presence of a Time Capsule on the network and offers it up through the 'Select Disk' option. My Time Capsule is no longer showing in this list. If I use the Airport Utility and enable 'File Sharing' mode, then, I get the option of "Data on TimeCapsule", however, it's my understanding this is simply writing the SparseBundle over the network to the disk in share mode. It's my understanding that it should not be necessary to enable 'File Sharing' at all.
Can anyone confirm what the intended operation of the Time Capsule / Time Machine is, and, if this behaviour has recently changed with the introduction of a new firmware, or, with a service pack for Lion.
I have latest TimeCapsule running latest firmware, I have 2010 iMac running OSX Lion 10.7.4, but, I'm also having the problem with 2011 MBA running 10.7.4
Anyone got any observations/thoughts? I've tried all the usual, reboots/restores etc.