2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 11, 2012 3:15 AM by BigDag
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After two succesful back ups Time Machine gives back up failed message and can not succesfullt re-try to back up. I am using a bew Western Digital Portable Hardrive purchased form Apple Store, 2TB, encrypted (My Passport Studio). Connection is via supplied firewire 800. Apple Store actually say Time Machine compatible so it is formated correctly etc straight from the box. I also conected the drive to my imac and exactly the same thing happened, backed up succefully twice then failed on third, also hard wired via firewire 800 connection.


I find this odd, the encryption side is nothing to with it, the volume is mounted and I can see "My Passport Studio" it in the sidebar on finder, all looks perfect - can anyone give me any ideas what the problem maybe, all I want to do is use this new portable drive as my TM back up for my MBP as I am away on business alot and need the reassurance of frequent back-ups - thanks.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)