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IZVERG 08-08-2008 04:41 PM

Time Machine backup error
 
This is the message, more or less, that I have been getting for the past week or so when Time Machine does it's thing:

"There was an error while performing backup w/ Time Machine."

Any suggestions... ?

IZVERG 08-08-2008 05:01 PM

Here's the exact message it gives me:

"Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while copying files to the backup volume."

rich6490 08-08-2008 06:54 PM

Mine did that about a week ago, had to erase everything on my time machine, and reselect it as the backup device. Weird.

KiwiJenn 08-08-2008 07:35 PM

Just click on the Time Machine icon in the Menu bar, then Backup Now.

I get the error sometimes and just do Backup now and it works again

IZVERG 08-09-2008 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KiwiJenn (Post 706138)
Just click on the Time Machine icon in the Menu bar, then Backup Now.

I get the error sometimes and just do Backup now and it works again

I'll have to try that, thanks...

IZVERG 08-12-2008 10:37 AM

OK, I did the "Backup Now" option but nothing new; it still started backing up but then after a while it stopped and gave me that error message. There must be some file that it is getting hung up on, is there any way to view a detailed backup report and try and see where it's getting stuck?

IZVERG 08-23-2008 02:38 PM

Still having the same problem. Even after having the Apple tech guy talk me through the repair steps via Disk Utility, no dice. I'm thinking I need to just wipe it clean and start over. How do I go about resetting Time Machine? Need to wipe clean my external HD I'm using and reset it all. Thanks.

IZVERG 08-25-2008 09:22 AM

--bump--

soundshaper 08-25-2008 10:35 AM

It's very reassuring that your backup is good, eh? (sarcasm)

I've been skeptical of the integrity of my Time Machine backups for a while now. There's actually no way to check (that I know of) whether your backups are ok or corrupt. I'm looking into alternative backup utilities.

IZVERG 08-25-2008 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soundshaper (Post 715506)
It's very reassuring that your backup is good, eh? (sarcasm)

I've been skeptical of the integrity of my Time Machine backups for a while now. There's actually no way to check (that I know of) whether your backups are ok or corrupt. I'm looking into alternative backup utilities.

Thanks for the boost of confidence, lol! I'm on hold w/ the Apple tech guy now, let's see if round two goes any better...


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