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2224 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2010 4:05 PM by Jose M Olaya
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2010 1:42 AM (in response to avantoai)greetings avantoai, and welcome to the forums !
you could try this:
1) go system preferences > time machine and turn TM off. click on change disk and select none.
2) locate and delete this file HD/Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist.
3) restart your machine, go system preferences > time machine and turn TM back on. click on +change disk+, select the TC's drive and click +use for backups+.
start a backup.
what happens ?15"MBP SR C2D 2,4 GHz, 4 GB RAM / 17"PB G4 1,67 GHz 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.2), TC dual 500 GB, AEBS (n), 2x AX (b/g), TV 40 GB, iPod Touch 2nd gen (OS 3.1.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2010 5:23 AM (in response to avantoai)Hello a:
Welcome to Apple discussions.
What brand of external HD are you trying to use?
In any event, trash a preference file (com.apple.timemachine.plist) and restart your computer.
battyiMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Intel-based/2 GB, iMac 17" 1.8 Ghz G5/1 GB, DSL, Firewire HDs, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2010 4:17 PM (in response to Jolly Giant)thanks jolly giant for your response!
i did the steps as you described and am currently waiting the 120 seconds for "next backup"....it goes down to "one second...." and then nothing happens.
when i click back onto the time machine, it becomes "next backup: automatic backups off" - that's the only change i see, and it seems like it's not connecting, not backing up.Mac Book Pro 2007, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2010 4:19 PM (in response to Barry Hemphill)thanks for your response barry!
I am using a 1 TB My Book Home Edition, external hard drive.
I have found the file, trashed it, and restarted twice, and still I get the same response from TM...which is just a countdown of 120 seconds and nothing!Mac Book Pro 2007, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2010 5:09 PM (in response to avantoai)Check the +Exclude these items from backups+ box in TM Preferences > Options. See if your internal HD is listed there, or anything else (besides, of course, your TM drive) that might be preventing backups.
Try the +Back Up Now+ again, while the TM Preference display is on the screen. Even if something is preventing the automatic backups, that should start something.
Watch the area where it shows *Next Backup.* You should get a series of status-type messages and a progress bar there, even if only briefly.24" iMac 9,1 2.66 GHz; 4gb; 640 gb, Mac OS X (10.6.2), dual-band AEBS v. 7.4.2
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2010 10:44 PM (in response to Pondini)I might be wrong, but I did a quick Google and it seems to me that this is a "Windows" formatted drive. Go into Disk Utility, select your 1TB drive and reformat it into HGFS.
Also see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427
If it still does not work, open Console and check under "All Messages" if any entries are reported (from backupd I believe) and if there are, what their stating.iMac; Macbook; Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2010 12:44 PM (in response to avantoai)Sorry to hijack the thread, but am having same problems, regardless of the standard fixes mentioned above.
Even switching TM 'off' in sys prefs is not an option, much less using the menu bar icon.Macbook 2.4Ghz (White) 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Logic Studio 8, Safari 4.0.3, iLife 08, iWork 08, Aperture 2, Logic Studio 8
Currently Being ModeratedApr 2, 2010 4:05 PM (in response to TresRoque)Yep my mom's iMac is having the same issue. She had a serious problem that granted the use of time machine to recover a few files from her work projects, when I realised the last backup was done a couple of months earlier. No matter what I do, I always see "altomatic backups off".MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo Santa Rosa 2.4 ghz 4gb ram 160gb hdd + iMac 2.2ghz, Mac OS X (10.5)