Just not a good time for all of my “vintage” hardware from Apple (I laugh, since thinking of 12 years as “vintage” is hilarious). It seems perhaps my Time Capsule is also failing. The NAS part of it has a tendency to disconnect and then it requires a hard reboot (unplug, plug dance) to get it to work again. It does not show up as green and is not accessible in Airport Utility, however both wireless and wired connections continue to function. Connection by mounting the address in Linux (which is how I access it on my Linux machines) also doesn’t work. So it’s not an issue with macOS.
Doing my due diligence and searching, some users report the internal processor/logic board for the Time Capsule itself can start failing, and this is a symptom showing it’s going out to pasture. Just not a good time to be 2008 logic boards in my household I guess.
I upgraded it some years ago with a 3TB drive, and now with my Mac Pro gone the same way, I have 7TB of storage I can’t all put into my Linux box, and given they are 3.5inch drives, they definitely aren’t going into any of my MacBooks. I have a lot of video project footage on these drives as well as time machine backups and media backups. I paid like $50 for my Time Capsule several years ago, at least ten maybe. It has served me quite well, and I’d prefer not to spend a bunch of money.
Anyone got any suggestions?