HT3275: Time Machine: Troubleshooting backup issuesLearn about Time Machine: Troubleshooting backup issues
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2012 10:20 AM (in response to True Vine)
Hi, so the external drive shows up in Disk Utility or the Finder?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 27, 2012 11:59 AM (in response to True Vine)
Hi, same problem that seems to have started on the same date after running successfully for months. If I select Time Capsule from Networks in menu bar (top right) and select to Run Backup Now, everything runs fine. The issue seems to be auto run each day
Currently Being ModeratedDec 31, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to True Vine)
I just ran into the same problem. The Time Machine said the backup was delayed because the external HD was not available. The situation persisted as I power cycled the MacBook Pro and WD My Book Studio (I'm using the FireWire 800 port).
But the system at the same time "saw" the HD and allowed me to enter into Time Machine and retrieve a previous document. So I retrieved a document from 2 months ago and restored it over the current version (same content so nothing was lost).
That action either triggered the Time Machine to notice the HD and complete the backup, or diverted my attention for long enough for Time Machine to do the backup.
So by restoring an old document via Time Machine, it seemed to fix the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2013 9:09 AM (in response to ErnestInMD)
I have the same issue and its bugging me for month now. Everytime a backup completes, the next auto-backup fails and the "disk is not available" (its a NAS server), although it is still mounted and TM can see it in the disk in the list of available drives.
Each time i have to reselect manually to restart. I also tried to do a full reset (deleting preferences in the Library foldeR), same problem.
Has anyone found a fix for this? Hard reset fails, deleting the backup and recreating a fresh one, same problems. I'm running out of options!