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My time machine won't back up.

115 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 2:13 PM by LaPastenague RSS
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My time machine will not back up.

It had this problem when I first got the new update but it resolved itself.

But it has now started up again and I have not idea what is happening.

This keeps popping up when it start to back up.

Screen Shot 2012-12-05 at 5.00.44 PM.png

I have tried to back it up when all computers were off, but I have not idea what is wrong. Please help.

Thanks in advance.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion
  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,580 points)
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    Dec 5, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to mylibrarycardworeout)

    Standard problem in ML.. apple do not seem to want to recognise.


    Reboot the TC .. if that fails restart the whole network in correct order.. modem.. router/TC... clients.. with 2min gap.


    There are other suggestions like changing the password.. all they do is the same as reboot.


    Read C12.. most quoted Q in pondini website history. This is asked 10 times a day.



    Here is another way to get a useful utility in ML.. rather than toyland version.


    How to load 5.6 into ML.


    1. Download 5.6 for Lion.

    Click to open the dmg but do not attempt to install the pkg.. it won't work anyway.



    2. Download and install unpkg.



    Run unpkg on the desktop.. it is very simple.. drag the AirPortUtility56.pkg file over to unpkg.. and it will create a new directory of the same name on the desktop.. drill down.. applications utilities .. there lo and behold is Airport utility 5.6 .. drag it to your main utilities directory or just run it from current location.



    You cannot uninstall 6.1 so don't try.. and you cannot or should not run them both at the same time.. so just ignore the toyland version.. the plastic hammer.. and start using 5.6.. a real tool.


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