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  • 15. Re: Time machine cannot complete backups - please help
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,470 points)

    The demo I mentioned is free & may give us better clues, & I think TM should be doing a new backup.

     

    With the files being different that error, my 1st suspect is a RAM issue.

     

    The Memory test can really only be trusted if it finds a problem, not if it doesn't find a problem.

     

    Memtest OS X...

     

    http://www.memtestosx.org/joomla/index.php

     

    Rember is a freeware GUI for the memtest ...

     

    http://tech.kateva.org/2005/10/rember-freeware-memory-test-utility.html

  • 16. Re: Time machine cannot complete backups - please help
    debzidoo1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The demo I mentioned is free & may give us better clues

     

    Of the three clone systems you mentioned the only one that sounded suitable for my OSX was super dooper.

     

    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.

     

    I wanted to use this one as it's the one you recommended however Clone X (which I assume is what I need?) is only suitable for 10.6 and above (I'm on 10.5.8)

     

    I ran super duper last night and received the following error this morning:

     

    | 09:26:58 PM | Info | SuperDuper!, 2.7.1 (91), path: /Applications/SuperDuper!.app, Mac OS 10.5.8 build 9L31a (i386)

    | 09:26:58 PM | Info | Started on Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    | 09:26:58 PM | Info | Source Volume: Macintosh HD, mount: /, device: /dev/disk0s2, media: WDC WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0, interconnect: Internal SATA, file system: "Journaled HFS+", OS: 10.5.8 (9L31a), capacity: 465.44 GiB, used: 193.30 GiB, directories: 176934, files: 873151, ejectable: NO, ACLs: Enabled

    | 09:26:58 PM | Info | Target Volume: Clone backup, mount: /Volumes/Clone backup, device: /dev/disk1s2, media: BUFFALO HD-PCTU2, interconnect: External USB, file system: "Journaled HFS+", OS: N/A, capacity: 465.44 GiB, used: 0.15 GiB, directories: 9, files: 42, ejectable: YES, ACLs: Enabled

    | 09:26:58 PM | Info | Copy Mode   : Erase, then copy files

    | 09:26:58 PM | Info | Copy Script : Backup - all files.dset

    | 09:26:58 PM | Info | Transcript  : BuildTranscript.plist

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info | PHASE: 1. Prepare to Copy Files

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Preparing Macintosh HD

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying the integrity of volinfo.database

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info |       volinfo.database OK

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Enabling permissions on Macintosh HD

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info |       Refreshing Disk Arbitration ...

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying that permissions are enabled for Macintosh HD

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info |       Permissions on '/' are enabled.

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Erasing Clone backup

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Preserving Clone backup UUID

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info |       509C94C542AE5190

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Preserving spotlight indexing state

    | 09:26:59 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Erasing Clone backup

    | 09:27:12 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Restoring Clone backup UUID

    | 09:27:12 PM | Info |       509C94C542AE5190

    | 09:27:12 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Restoring Spotlight search indexing state on Clone backup

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info |       /Volumes/Clone backup:

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info |                 Indexing enabled.

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info |       Indexing enabled on Clone backup

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Preparing Clone backup

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Enabling permissions on Clone backup

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info |       /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled)

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info |       devfs on /dev (devfs, local)

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info |       fdesc on /dev (fdesc, union)

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info |       map -hosts on /net (autofs, automounted)

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info |       map auto_home on /home (autofs, automounted)

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info |       /dev/disk2 on /Volumes/SuperDuper! (hfs, local, nodev, nosuid, read-only, noowners, quarantine, mounted by macbookowner)

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info |       /dev/disk1s2 on /Volumes/Clone backup (hfs, local, nodev, nosuid, journaled, noowners)

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying that permissions are enabled for Clone backup

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info |       Permissions on '/Volumes/Clone backup' are enabled.

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Verifying that Clone backup ACL support matches Macintosh HD

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Preserving Spotlight state on Clone backup

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Disabling Spotlight search indexing on Clone backup

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info | PHASE: 2. Copy Files

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Copying files from Macintosh HD to Clone backup 

    | 09:27:13 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Cloning Macintosh HD to Clone backup

    | 09:27:14 PM | Info |       Copying copy files using script: /Users/macbookowner/Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!/Copy Scripts/Standard Scripts/Backup - all files.dset

    | 09:27:14 PM | Info |       Loading 31 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude system temporary files.dset

    | 09:27:14 PM | Info |       Loading 6 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude system cache files.dset

    | 09:27:14 PM | Info |       Loading 1 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude Norton FileSaver files.dset

    | 09:27:14 PM | Info |       Loading 2 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude Google Desktop Index files.dset

    | 09:27:14 PM | Info |       Loading 1 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude iTunes Temporary files.dset

    | 09:27:14 PM | Info |       Loading 2 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude Mozy Cache and Log files.dset

    | 09:27:14 PM | Info |       Loading 1 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude PGP Whole Disk Encryption files.dset

    | 09:27:14 PM | Info |       Loading 2 commands from copy script /Applications/SuperDuper!.app/Contents/Resources/Copy Scripts/Exclude Local Revision and Backup files.dset

    | 09:27:14 PM | Info |       Loading 0 commands from copy script /Users/macbookowner/Library/Application Support/SuperDuper!/Copy Scripts/Standard Scripts/Backup - all files.dset

    | 09:27:15 PM | Info |       /

    | 09:27:15 PM | Info |       /User Guides and Information

    | 09:27:15 PM | Info |       /cores

    | 09:27:15 PM | Info |       Ignoring /cores

    | 09:27:15 PM | Info |       /Network

    | 09:27:15 PM | Info |       /.vol

    | 09:27:15 PM | Info |       Ignoring /.vol

    | 09:27:17 PM | Info |       /Exported Fonts

    | 09:27:17 PM | Info |       /.Trashes

    | 09:27:17 PM | Info |       /private

    | 09:27:21 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/folders/mZ

    | 09:27:21 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/folders/zz

    | 09:28:29 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/vm/sleepimage

    | 09:28:31 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/vm/swapfile0

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/db/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_x86_64

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/db/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_x86_64.map

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/db/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_rosetta

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/db/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_rosetta.map

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/db/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_i386

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/db/dyld/dyld_shared_cache_i386.map

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/db/BootCache.playlist

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/db/volinfo.database

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/tmp/.BlankFile

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/tmp/com.apple.speech.synthesis.globals

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/tmp/etilqs_yxafIGczbSOqqoK

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/tmp/rooks_osxws.log

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/tmp/etilqs_8em5abHdgLwIHE2

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/tmp/etilqs_nlJluzQ4ruxjKwE

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/tmp/launchd

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/tmp/mds

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/usbmuxd

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/syslog

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/mDNSResponder

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/cupsd

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/asl_input

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/syslog.pid

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/configd.pid

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/diskarbitrationd.pid

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/DirectoryService.pid

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/com.apple.blued.launchd

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/mach.sym

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/mds.pid

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/automount.initialized

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/appfwd.pid

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/pppconfd

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/ntpd.pid

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/cron.pid

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/portmap.socket

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/.DSRunningSP1

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/resolv.conf

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/utmpx

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/.autoBackup

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/hdiejectd.pid

    | 09:28:35 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/var/run/mds

    | 09:28:37 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/tmp/launchd-99.n8oJJj

    | 09:28:37 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/tmp/launch-uvH5CW

    | 09:28:37 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/tmp/launch-n8cW5q

    | 09:28:37 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/tmp/launch-NPYaFn

    | 09:28:37 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/tmp/com.hp.launchport

    | 09:28:37 PM | Info |       Ignoring /private/tmp/target1105.indexState

    | 09:28:37 PM | Info |       /.Spotlight-V100

    | 09:28:37 PM | Info |       Preserving /.Spotlight-V100

    | 09:28:37 PM | Info |       /Users

    | 09:39:17 PM | Info |       Re-copying: /Users/macbookowner/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Podcasts/The Paperclipping Digi Show/PDS 010_ Random Terms of Use.mp3

    | 09:39:20 PM | Info |       Unable to read source file /Users/macbookowner/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Podcasts/The Paperclipping Digi Show/PDS 010_ Random Terms of Use.mp3 due to error: 5, Input/output error

    | 09:39:20 PM | Info |       Error copying /Users/macbookowner/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Podcasts/The Paperclipping Digi Show/PDS 010_ Random Terms of Use.mp3 to /Volumes/Clone backup/Users/macbookowner/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Podcasts/The Paperclipping Digi Show/PDS 010_ Random Terms of Use.mp3 of type 8 due to error 5

    | 09:39:20 PM | Error | SDCopy: Error copying /Users/macbookowner/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Podcasts/The Paperclipping Digi Show/PDS 010_ Random Terms of Use.mp3 to /Volumes/Clone backup/Users/macbookowner/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Podcasts/The Paperclipping Digi Show/PDS 010_ Random Terms of Use.mp3 of type 8 due to error 5: Input/output error

     

    ????!

     

    shall I run one of the memory tests?

  • 17. Re: Time machine cannot complete backups - please help
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,470 points)

    Sorry, it was Tri-backup 5.2.3 for your OS I was recommending, near the bottom of this page...

     

    http://www.tri-edre.com/download/download/downloadtbu.html

    Unable to read source file /Users/macbookowner/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Podcasts/The Paperclipping Digi Show/PDS 010_ Random Terms of Use.mp3

    Does this file play/work at all? Seems like a bad file.

     

    I think you should run the extended memory tests.

  • 18. Re: Time machine cannot complete backups - please help
    debzidoo1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am in a real pickle now

     

    Not sure where I read it but I decided to repair disk permissions from the install disk

     

    I now cannot get the macbook to do anything. It hangs for 20 minutes or so on the grey screen with the apple logo and spinning wheel before changing to the blue screen of death

     

    I have forced a shutdown and tried to reboot from the install disk (pressing C after switching on) and it now just spits the disk out and carries on to the grey screen.

     

    What have I done? Is there anything I can do to fix?

     

    My last successful backup was sometime in September

  • 19. Re: Time machine cannot complete backups - please help
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,470 points)

    Was it a 10.5 Install Disc?

  • 20. Re: Time machine cannot complete backups - please help
    debzidoo1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's the leopard disk that came with my machine, OS X 10.5 yes

     

    This morning I tried to boot from the disk again, this did work but when I tried to repair my internal HD via disk utility it said "the selected disk can not be unmounted"

     

    I fear that I have probably completely broken it

  • 21. Re: Time machine cannot complete backups - please help
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,470 points)

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

     

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

  • 22. Re: Time machine cannot complete backups - please help
    debzidoo1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It just won't start up so unsure how to see what's wrong?

     

    It sits for 15/20 mins at the apple screen, proceeds to blue screen, then after 30 minutes or so opens to my desktop picture but does not get any further (no finder window or stuff saved on my desktop)

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