Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 9:56 AM (in response to BrianMBM)
Yes, I can verify that it is working on one of my 10.5.8 servers. I would run utilites to verify the integrity and directory of the external, or try another drive as troubleshooting measures.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 10:00 AM (in response to Don Roedl)
I tried to run Time Machine and the backup was preparing for over 2 days. Nothing was copied. Could be because I also have Retrospect backup running on the same machine, backing up the share points. Very strange.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 10:26 AM (in response to BrianMBM)
I wouldn't suspect Retrospect. I have the same config with Retrospect backing up the home dir volume. Its working for me. I would start with the drives. I would test first with a different backup drive as you should know fairly quickly if it is a problem on the system or boot volume drive or external. If the original backup drive is a problem I'd use Disk Utility or Diskwarrior on it to check for and repair problems. If the boot volume is the problem I'd troubleshoot the boot disk the same way and then have a look at the system. The Time Machine Buddy widget makes it easy to read the TM backup logs so you might install that and see if there is anything useful that comes up.