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    Time Machine Stopped Working
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    Angry Time Machine Stopped Working
    Since April Time Machine and Time Capsule have been working great.
    Since yesterday morning, the following takes place:
    - Time Machine starts backing up
    - After backing up 8 Mb of 8 Mb, the backup process keeps on running for hours

    Looked at the console log and I see a lot of "error: (-5000) No Copy " messages for specific folders. Excluded those folders .... no luck

    Verified internal disk & time capsule , no errors.
    Verified and repaired permissions on internal disk ( 3 repairs)
    tried again ... no luck

    Created another user account and ensured it was an administrator.
    No luck.

    Checked on Apple for any of these symptoms related to time machine/time capsule and found nothing. Checked other sources on the internet as well.

    I can still restore from Time Machine so that is .

    Anyone got a clue on where to search next.

    Any help is much appreciated.
    Cheers
    McBie
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    Time Machine Stopped Working

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    Did you try rebooting the machine and time capsule? I had a time machine error (not with a TC) that I could only fix by restarting both.

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    Time Machine Stopped Working
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    Erik, Thanks for the feedback....

    I have rebooted both ( forgot to mention that in the OP )

    Found an article on the net related to Time Machine and Spotlight.
    Also something on Airport and 802.11n ( 5 Ghz ) wireless that may be worth looking into.

    Haven't figured it all out yet, but I'm trying

    Cheers.
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    Cool Time Machine Stopped Working ..... Update
    Quote Originally Posted by McBie View Post
    Since April Time Machine and Time Capsule have been working great.
    Since yesterday morning, the following takes place:
    - Time Machine starts backing up
    - After backing up 8 Mb of 8 Mb, the backup process keeps on running for hours

    Looked at the console log and I see a lot of "error: (-5000) No Copy " messages for specific folders. Excluded those folders .... no luck

    Verified internal disk & time capsule , no errors.
    Verified and repaired permissions on internal disk ( 3 repairs)
    tried again ... no luck

    Created another user account and ensured it was an administrator.
    No luck.

    Checked on Apple for any of these symptoms related to time machine/time capsule and found nothing. Checked other sources on the internet as well.

    I can still restore from Time Machine so that is .

    Anyone got a clue on where to search next.

    Any help is much appreciated.
    Cheers
    McBie

    Update 2008-11-09:
    Haven't changed a thing on my config and after a 21 hour backup ( 8 MB ), Time Machine is working as before, with no error messages in the console.
    Guess you have to trust the developers

    I did discover that Spotlight is indexing the Time Capsule as well, so that might explain why some backups take longer " preparing " than others.

    Lesson learned: " Be patient and let Time Machine finish what it started. "

    Cheers.McBie
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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