time machine – tmutil setdestination permission denied

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I'm trying to force TimeMachine to point to an smb location. The smb share is on a Ubuntu server and I followed this guide (mostly – it's a little outdated) to setup the smb.

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However, I do not see my smb in TimeMachine, so I'm running:

sudo tmutil setdestination 'smb://myusername:[email protected]/timemachine'

and I'm getting back:

The operation couldn’t be completed. Permission denied (error 13)
The backup destination could not be set.

How do I go about troubleshooting this?

Author: Subham

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