Thread: Time Machine backup error
08-08-2008, 04:41 PM #1Time 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... ?
08-08-2008, 05:01 PM #2
Here's the exact message it gives me:
"Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while copying files to the backup volume."
08-08-2008, 06:54 PM #3
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- MBP 2.5ghz, 4gb/r, 200g7.2krpm
Mine did that about a week ago, had to erase everything on my time machine, and reselect it as the backup device. Weird.-Zach, A.C.T.
08-08-2008, 07:35 PM #4
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- Nov 18, 2007
- Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
- iMac = 20-inch, 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 320GB HD, Leopard. iPod Nano = 4GB, Silver
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
08-09-2008, 11:57 PM #5
08-12-2008, 10:37 AM #6
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?
08-23-2008, 02:38 PM #7
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.
08-25-2008, 09:22 AM #8
08-25-2008, 10:35 AM #9
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.
08-25-2008, 10:56 AM #10
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