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Time machine cannot complete backups - please help

3253 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Oct 17, 2012 12:40 PM by debzidoo1 RSS
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to debzidoo1)

    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

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to debzidoo1)

    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.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Oct 15, 2012 5:01 PM (in response to debzidoo1)

    Was it a 10.5 Install Disc?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Oct 16, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to debzidoo1)

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

     

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

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