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    Time Machine Backups
    When i upgraded to lion my computer froze during a time machine backup. So i turned it of and it cause a file to be made called an in progress file my sparse bundle. Since then i have never be able to successfully back up to my time machine. I was told to delete the in progress file so i have dragged it into trash but it always freezes two thirds through the deletion at the start it says the some of the files are locked are you sure you want to delete. After clicking yes it goes fairly swiftly until about two thirds of the way through as i said and then my whole computer tends to freeze without any other applications running. I can not even move the in progress file back in to time machine either. Any ideas on what i should try next?

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    Open Disk Utility (Applications => Utilities). In Disk Utility, select your Time Machine drive in the left window pane. In the right window pane click the 'First Aid' tab and run Verify/Repair Permissions and Verify/Repair Disk.

    Once that's done, try to force your backup to run once more.
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    i can not repair permissions as the button is no clickable and i get this (Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required) when repairing the disk. and even if i could update it would still present a problem of this file being stuck in my bin when ever i open time machine.

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    A similar thing happened to me when I installed the first Lion delta update. Time Machine appeared to carry on where it left off after a kernel panic. I was advised by an Apple Care specialist that the TM back up was probably corrupt and the solution was to wipe the external TM HD, install the Lion combo update on the Mac and then do a fresh TM back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pendlewitch View Post
    A similar thing happened to me when I installed the first Lion delta update. Time Machine appeared to carry on where it left off after a kernel panic. I was advised by an Apple Care specialist that the TM back up was probably corrupt and the solution was to wipe the external TM HD, install the Lion combo update on the Mac and then do a fresh TM back up.
    so how did you go about wiping it? just drag the particular disk into trash and delete or some other way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firejack View Post
    so how did you go about wiping it? just drag the particular disk into trash and delete or some other way?
    You would use the Erase tab in Disk Utility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    You would use the Erase tab in Disk Utility.
    Yes that is how I did it.
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    ok so i deleted everything of time machine but it still freezes when backing up some people have said its due to sophos anti virus... any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firejack View Post
    ok so i deleted everything of time machine but it still freezes when backing up some people have said its due to sophos anti virus... any ideas?
    Well you don't need AV software on Mac generally. It could be causing you problems and you would be better off removing it or disabling it in the meantime.

    You should run through the repair process as cwa107 advises.

    Do you recall which Lion update you used..the one from software updater or the one from Apple Support/Downloads known as a client combo update ?
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    well i finally fixed it i uninstalled avast then i backed up to time capsule. I downloaded the new avast and re-installed it and now its running fine. Apparently the in app update for avast only updates the virus database and not the rest of the software. Anyways thanks for all your help guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firejack View Post
    well i finally fixed it i uninstalled avast then i backed up to time capsule. I downloaded the new avast and re-installed it and now its running fine. Apparently the in app update for avast only updates the virus database and not the rest of the software. Anyways thanks for all your help guys.
    Good news Firejack...just a moot point though, the next time there is a database update won't the same thing happen again?

    There is a lot of resource on here to indicate that you don't need AV software..just trust your Mac
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    the main reason why i have it is to make sure i don't get emails with windows viruses and send them on to friends. So far i have never had a virus except once on my thumb drive due to work. Avast found it and deleted it for me. I called work and they were grateful as they did not no that they had a virus as yet. I do see your point though and i will think it over thanks.

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    Hi,

    That's a good enough reason. Have a read of this sticky http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...ewall-faq.html

    If you still encounter problems with your back up then give Clamxav a try which is well recommended on here by other users and is easy on your system.

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