The error message scrolls from above, covers the entire screen in a dark grayish color and says I must hold down the power button in order to restart my computer. I've had absolutely no trouble until yesterday. It was a pain but, I had some time to kill and had never re-imaged my server. Hope this helps Has got to be something with the sparse-bundle file that is causing this issue with time machine. I'm guessing the Express modem tries to connect to the backup file, while the Extreme is keeping the file stand-by or something.
Does anybody know a fix to this problem? I loosely arrived at the conclusion that something about going to sleep was interfering with the process. There are various fixes shared on the web by other Apple users. If so, then no, that's not going to work. A seemingly endless 'preparing backup' phase moved into a snail-paced backup, so slow I knew something was terribly wrong. Please check and confirm you have not excluded all available volumes. I had given the drive the same name as the one I took out but although I had excluded the old drive in Time Machine, I had done so thinking that it wasn't really necessary as I thought that Time Machine only backed up the startup drive. We've also used Drobo with Time Machine.
Now, drag that folder from Finder into Terminal. No matter how much room you have available on other drives. How much space do you have free on your main drive. Didn't want to lose my backups entirely by removing the whole sparsebundle, but it may be the only solution. So I exit Time Machine and browse through the drive itself via Finder and find that, sure enough, there is only one backup folder in existence.
I was told that time machine is part of my operating system and devoted to backing up data to an external source. Check our and before posting. You can look for more by searching Mac Help from the Finder's Help menu or searching the Knowledge Base from Apple's Support Page. I also invite other Apple users with the same time machine back up problem to form a class action and file suit against the Apple company if a class action suit is not yet filed. Does anyone have any input on this, other than having to wipe all drives and start over which defeats the purpose of the server I think.
Now all I have to do is figure out how to mount that drive when it's connected to one of the desktops in the network rather than directly to my MacBook Pro. Go to Time Machine then select Option at bottom right of screen. Are you using Time Machine to write its backups to the disk of a Time Capsule? We have four flairs to offer! Select a larger backup disk or make the backup smaller by excluding files. I started to get very frustrated with Apple Care customer service after numerous attempts to cure the problem. And then restart the Mac to connect the drive again.
I guess my old version was overwritten. If they are not the same, you need to erase the partition and select the format to the same as Startup drive. I have now worked it out. I checked with support, and did a basic amount of searching, and it seems that I need to erase and reformat the backup drive, losing all of my backups. Open System Preferences, in Time Machine preferences pane, click Options.
I continued to receive the same error message in spite of the investment. Nov 29 20:06:24 epsilon com. After searching the internet for a couple of hours I've given up and I'll bother you all with a question. However, when connected to the Expresses, the Time Machine Backups fail with the message that the backup file is already in use. All are Mac Extended journaled format. Why can I not get a backup? I feel a bit stupid forgetting this but it has revived a few dormant brain cells. I asked the Senior Advisor what will Apple do if this fix does not work.
How do up find which files may be causing the problem? I even called Apple Care and the gentleman could not help. Maybe you'd be successful deleting the file from Terminal. So, there isn't anything other data or information on the drive. Nov 29 20:02:25 epsilon com. I followed the Western Digital instructions that came with the drive for Mac. Each time I have use my password, then I am given an error message. Please do not request this title.
Have checked and at least ten times as much space on destination drive as would be required for complete image! If you are not sure, please check in Time Machine Preferences. Scroll down towards the bottom. Include as many details as possible. Getting a bit of rest and hanging out with my wife and son were at the very top of the list. Remember, I was successful without performing this step.
When this happens several files and folders are left on your backup volume that deter any subsequent backups. I vote for every word in this post - especially the last sentence. We're here to help, and this is the easiest way for us to do that. This is happening constantly to me at the moment. This time Time Machine worked.