I am having some wierd issues with Time Machine. I am on an iMac running 10.8.3 trying to back up with Time Machine to a 2TB LaCie Porsche design external USB HD. Time Machine will sucessfully back up twice then gives me an error that it cannot create the back up folder. The drive is formatted Mac Extended Journaled and has plenty of space on it. I have tried numerous things but each time the same thing happens - two backups then it fails on the third. I have...
- Used disk utility to repair the disk.
- Recently zeroed out the the drive thinking that would clear up anything that should not be there. The zeroing took well over 18 hours to finish too.
- Tried using a different Mac running snow leopard to format it at one point.
- Re-formatted it to something else (FAT32) so that when I connected it, Time Machine would prompt me to format it in the manner it requires. Something that seems worth noting it that when I get Info on the drive, it does not have the "Ignore Ownership" checkbox. When Time Machine formatted it, that check box did show up but then when I checked after the fail, it was no longer there.
Just now, I changed the Sharing & Permissions on the drive though the Get Info to read & write for Me, staff, and everyone then applied it to the enclosed items. It has been applying those privledges for several minutes and is still as of this moment. This has me bewlidered. Why would it work twice then seemingly change permissions on the drive?
After one attempt I did notice, when viewing in Disk Utility, that the drive was indeed formatted as Journaled but the partition below it was formatted as something else. Any help is suggested.