Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 8:28 AM (in response to Larry Goshorn)
To troubleshoot TM I'd recommend using Pondini's guide. You can locate it at:
However I suspect your issue may be more with Disk Permissions. If no one here is able to help your next course of action is a call to AppleCare or to take it in.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 5:33 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)
Thanks for ref' but my problem is a permissions problem. ..one I can't figure out..
I was able to compeletly restore my computer using an install CD and Time Machine - the Install CD was able to access my Time Machine Drive just fine and my permissions problem on the iMac seem is fixed.
However, I'm still locked out of my Time Machine Drive and can not access it at all. Time Machine is not able to function moving forward because it also can not access the drive.
- Disk Utility can verify the drive but can not access permissions of the drive,
- Finder is not able to change Sharing & Permissions (can not add myself or other groups, system/admin/everyone have "Custom" Privilege which I can not change).
- I do not have access to view the contents of the drive. :-(
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 5:00 PM (in response to Larry Goshorn)
Here is what i needed to do for my drive "320GB HD", the last command is just for clean up
Open Terminal and type these commands carefully with the spaces & change 320GB HD to the name of your drive.
sudo chflags 0 "/volumes/320GB HD"
sudo chown root "/volumes/320GB HD"
sudo chmod 1775 "/volumes/320GB HD"
That said, these should be sufficient to do the job:
sudo chflags 0 "/Volumes/320GB HD"
sudo chmod a+rx "/Volumes/320GB HD"
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 9:01 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Awesome. I ran this by my tech guy first, who explained to me what each step did.
Worked perfectly. Thanks for the help!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 10:02 AM (in response to Larry Goshorn)
Great news, good wprk, thanks Larry!