3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2013 2:39 AM by vidinoz
yonny Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My Time Machine displays this message every couple of days "Time Machine completed a verification of your backups.  To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you"  It take about 48 hours to create the new backup - then it starts again?  Any helpful suggestions to stop this happening would be most welcome.  Thanks

  • 1. Re: Time Machine/Capsule keeps creating new backup?
    drm31078 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This problem has been reported several times.  I have a synology network drive that I use Time Machine with and I get this error message at least once a month.  Only solution is to completely delete the existing Time Machine file and start a new backup...meaning Time Machine is not reliable.  I have contacted Applecare about this and they say that my network drive is not supported by Apple (because its not a Time Capsule) therefore will not help me trouble shoot the problem.  I contacted Synology, who is the manufacturer of my network drive, and they say it's apples problem.  Basically no accountability by either company.  Good luck!

  • 2. Re: Time Machine/Capsule keeps creating new backup?
    LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (35,400 points)

    Are you running the latest firmware on the synology? It is important as TM changed a bit with Lion and you need to keep firmware up to date to match the changes.. but Apple are a closed company now and they do tend to only make stuff within their own family work together.. there are other solutions than TM that may well work better with non-apple NAS.

     

    To yonny, if you are using TC are you using wireless? There is no doubt that wireless has a lot more issues and if you have issues try using ethernet instead and see if the problem keeps happening.

     

    Pondini has several suggestions.. but there is no single fix.

     

    http://pondini.org/TM/D7.html

     

    http://pondini.org/TM/D3.html

     

    Read through the troubleshooting area.. as a lot of things can happen.

     

    If you did a Lion update over SL it seems to be less stable than a clean install.. If it bothers you, I would seriously look at clean install.

  • 3. Re: Time Machine/Capsule keeps creating new backup?
    vidinoz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have a Synology 1511+ and had the same issue. Except my backups would only corrupt every month or two.

     

    After lots of searching I found the issue is backing up over wifi to the NAS. I found the solution to this was to install a small app: Time Machine Scheduler (free).

     

    It can be found here: http://www.klieme.com/TimeMachineScheduler.html

     

    All you need to do is install, and set backups only to run over Ethernet. Works great for me as I use my mac 50/50 between my workstation and wirelessly around the house. Haven't had an issue since.