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Time machine cannot complete backups - please help

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debzidoo1 Calculating status...
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Oct 11, 2012 5:14 AM

I hope somebody can help me - my Time Machine has been unable to complete backups for about six weeks or so.

 

Having read some useful information on the support forums yesterday, I verified both my internal HD and my external disk. The external disk appears fine, yesterday my internal disc needed some 'minor repairs'. I booted from the Leopard disk, but could not find where to repair disk so simply verified disk again and it was apparently fine.

 

I have verified both disks today and they are again fine. However when I try to back up I get this message:

 

Starting standard backup

Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine/Backups.backupdb

Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: Macintosh HD

Node requires deep traversal:/ reason:kFSEDBEventFlagMustScanSubDirs|kFSEDBEventFlagReasonEventDBUntrustable|

Node requires deep traversal:/Users/macbookowner/Pictures/iPhoto Library reason:kFSEDBEventFlagContainsChanges|kFSEDBEventFlagMustScanSubDirs|kFSEDBEven tFlagReasonFoundInDeepTraversal|kFSEDBEventFlagReasonMissedReservation|

No pre-backup thinning needed: 90.99 GB requested (including padding), 158.90 GB available

Error: (-8088) SrcErr:NO Copying /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Version Cue CS3/Client/3.0.0/VersionCueUI.framework/Versions/Current to /Volumes/Time Machine/Backups.backupdb/Debs' Macbook/2012-10-10-125404.inProgress/FDAAD4E0-7030-4317-925F-63C9D273908B/Macin tosh HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Version Cue CS3/Client/3.0.0/VersionCueUI.framework/Versions

Error: (-36) SrcErr:YES Copying /Users/macbookowner/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2012/30 Sep 2012/IMG_2772.MOV to (null)

Error: (-36) SrcErr:NO Copying /Users/macbookowner/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2012/30 Sep 2012/IMG_2772.MOV to /Volumes/Time Machine/Backups.backupdb/Debs' Macbook/2012-10-10-125404.inProgress/FDAAD4E0-7030-4317-925F-63C9D273908B/Macin tosh HD/Users/macbookowner/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2012/30 Sep 2012

Stopping backup.

Error: (-8062) SrcErr:NO Copying /Users/macbookowner/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2012/30 Sep 2012/IMG_2772.MOV to /Volumes/Time Machine/Backups.backupdb/Debs' Macbook/2012-10-10-125404.inProgress/FDAAD4E0-7030-4317-925F-63C9D273908B/Macin tosh HD/Users/macbookowner/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2012/30 Sep 2012

Copied 20247 files (72.6 GB) from volume Macintosh HD.

Copy stage failed with error:11

Backup failed with error: 11

 

I have no idea what to do.

 

Can anybody help? Thankyou so much

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 9:47 AM (in response to debzidoo1)

    Hello,

     

    Seems likely a problem on the Internal drive...

     

    See if the Disk is issuing any S.M.A.R.T errors in Disk Utility...

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7029

     

     

    You could try excluding the ones with errors like this...

     

    SrcErr:NO Copying /Users/macbookowner/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2012/30 Sep 2012/IMG_2772.MOV

     

    But errors like this seem like the external drive is temporarily disconnecting...

     

    Error: (-36) SrcErr:YES Copying /Users/macbookowner/Pictures/iPhoto Library/Originals/2012/30 Sep 2012/IMG_2772.MOV to (null)

     

    What brand/model drive is it?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to debzidoo1)

    Is there a good backup after 2012-10-05?

     

    It apparently just added 3 MB of "changes" since the last one.

     

    Is there a good copy of /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Version Cue CS3/Client/3.0.0/VersionCueUI.framework/Versions/Current

     

    On the backup?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 2:24 PM (in response to debzidoo1)

    A second drive would be a safer idea for sure, I'd suggest maybe a clone instead of a TM backup.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Oct 11, 2012 3:20 PM (in response to debzidoo1)

    A clone is an exact bootable copy of your Hard Drive.

     

    Get carbon copy cloner to make an exact copy of your old HD to the New one...

     

    http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

     

    Or SuperDuper...

     

    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/

     

    Or the most expensive one & my favorite, Tri-Backup...

     

    http://www.tri-edre.com/english/tribackup.html

     

    How to format your disks...

     

    http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/partitioning_tiger.html

     

    (To Install OSX on an IntelMac the Drive it needs the GUID Partitioning scheme mentioned at the bottom.)

     

    Thanks to Pondini, Formatting,  Partitioning, Verifying,  and  Repairing  Disks...

     

    http://Pondini.org/OSX/DU.html

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Oct 12, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to debzidoo1)

    Do you know how I can exclude the iPhoto Originals folder now I am on a newer version of iPhoto?

    Might remove the exclusion & add it again.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 11:45 AM (in response to debzidoo1)

    Whew, in Finder do a Get info on the ScrErr files, what size/rights do they show? Do they exist?

     

    I'd think of trying another backup app right now...

     

    Get carbon copy cloner to make an exact copy of your old HD to the New one...

     

    http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

     

    Or SuperDuper...

     

    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/

     

    Or the most expensive one & my favorite, Tri-Backup...

     

    http://www.tri-edre.com/english/tribackup.html

    Try the free 30 day trial of this one, it has far better reporting of errors in it's logging system.

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