7 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2012 12:53 PM by Linc Davis
John S. Thomson Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I've just notuced that the TM schedule appears to be backing up every 2 hours as opposed to very hour as it should be.

 

Why might this have happened.

 

I have not tried to make any manula changes.

 

Any advice appreciated.

 

Should I just leave it?

 

Thanks.

 

John


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: TM schedule has changed itself to 2 hourly not hourly...help!
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,820 points)

    How do you know?

  • 2. Re: TM schedule has changed itself to 2 hourly not hourly...help!
    John S. Thomson Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I looked at my WD external disc & the time stamp of the updates is every 2 hours.

     

    J

  • 3. Re: TM schedule has changed itself to 2 hourly not hourly...help!
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,820 points)

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:

     

    Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    If you’re running Mac OS X 10.7 or later, open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the page that opens.

     

    Select "system.log" from the file list. Enter "backupd" (without the quotes) in the String Matching text field. Post the messages from the last two backups, each one beginning with "Starting standard backup."

     

    Post the log text, please, not a screenshot. If there are runs of repeated messages, post only one example of each. Do not post many repetitions of the same message.

     

    Some personal information, such as the names of your files, may be included — edit that out, too, but don’t remove the context.

  • 4. Re: TM schedule has changed itself to 2 hourly not hourly...help!
    John S. Thomson Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    As requested, please find info below

     

     

     

    May  9 19:00:11 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2862]: Starting standard backup

    May  9 19:00:11 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2862]: Backing up to: /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb

    May  9 19:02:20 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2862]: 899.9 MB required (including padding), 1.39 TB available

    May  9 19:17:54 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2862]: Copied 33187 files (27.6 MB) from volume Home.

    May  9 19:18:58 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2862]: 874.1 MB required (including padding), 1.39 TB available

    May  9 19:34:44 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2862]: Copied 32438 files (2.5 MB) from volume Home.

    May  9 19:50:43 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2862]: Starting post-backup thinning

    May  9 20:06:53 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2862]: Deleted /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/John’s iMac/2012-05-07-031234 (16.9 MB)

    May  9 20:06:53 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2862]: Post-back up thinning complete: 1 expired backups removed

    May  9 20:06:54 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2862]: Backup completed successfully.

    May  9 21:00:11 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2935]: Starting standard backup

    May  9 21:00:11 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2935]: Backing up to: /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb

    May  9 21:02:25 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2935]: 927.6 MB required (including padding), 1.39 TB available

    May  9 21:18:05 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2935]: Copied 34126 files (45.8 MB) from volume Home.

    May  9 21:19:22 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2935]: 889.7 MB required (including padding), 1.39 TB available

    May  9 21:35:16 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2935]: Copied 32827 files (14.2 MB) from volume Home.

    May  9 21:51:26 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2935]: Starting post-backup thinning

    May  9 22:07:51 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2935]: Deleted /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/John’s iMac/2012-05-08-202735 (34.4 MB)

    May  9 22:07:51 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2935]: Post-back up thinning complete: 1 expired backups removed

    May  9 22:07:51 Johns-iMac com.apple.backupd[2935]: Backup completed successfully.

     

     

    Thank you for your help.

     

    John

  • 5. Re: TM schedule has changed itself to 2 hourly not hourly...help!
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,820 points)

    The problem is that each backup is taking more than an hour to complete, so the following one starts two hours later. You aren't copying much data, so it shouldn't be taking that long. I suspect that your source drive or your destination drive is failing. Put the destination drive aside for the time being, and start a new backup set on a different drive. You should do that anyway, because you need more than one backup. The initial backup will take a long time, but subsequent ones should be a lot faster.

  • 6. Re: TM schedule has changed itself to 2 hourly not hourly...help!
    John S. Thomson Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    OK, hers the wierd things, TM has been 2 hoursly for 3 days or so, however from 11pm last night it is back to hourly..........

     

     

     

    J

  • 7. Re: TM schedule has changed itself to 2 hourly not hourly...help!
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,820 points)

    The best problems to have are the ones that solve themselves.