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time machine backup unable to complete, error creating backup folder

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   I am stumped.   I have never had trouble with time machine performing backups before, but I am now.  I recently purchased a new G-Drive 2T external drive.  I was able to make a single complete time machine back up on it.  The incremental backups now are the problem.  On rare occaisions an incremental backup will run, but most of the time when it tries to perform an incremental backup, I get the error message

"Time Machine Error:  Unable to complete backup.  As error occurred while creating the backup folder."

My OS is 10.6.8 on a mid-2007 Intel iMac.   Any suggestions on how to track this one down?




iMac (Flat Panel), Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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