10 Replies Latest reply: Mar 26, 2013 8:16 PM by Cheese Man
Cheese Man Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

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.


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 20GB Memory
  • 1. Re: Time Machine bewilderment
    Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (16,200 points)

    You might want to clone your hard drive just so you have a backup.

     

    Clone  - Carbon Copy Cloner

     

    Clone – Data Backup

     

    Clone – Deja Vu

      

    Clone  - SuperDuper

     

    Try removing the disk in Time Machine Preferences and adding it back.

     

    This coverts acceptable formatting:

     

    Disks You Can Use

     

    Troubleshooting articles:

     

    Time Machine Troubleshooting

     

  • 2. Re: Time Machine bewilderment
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    If you have more than one user account, these instructions must be carried out as an administrator.

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.

    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left. If you don't see that menu, select

    View Show Log List

    from the menu bar.

     

    Enter the word "Starting" (without the quotes) in the String Matching text field. You should now see log messages with the words "Starting * backup," where * represents any of the words "automatic," "manual," or "standard." Note the timestamp of the last such message. Clear the text field and scroll back in the log to that time. Select the messages timestamped from then until the end of the backup, or the end of the log if that's not clear. Copy them (command-C) to the Clipboard. Paste (command-V) into a reply to this message.

    If there are runs of repeated messages, post only one example of each. Don't post many repetitions of the same message.

    When posting a log extract, be selective. Don't post more than is requested.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.

     

    Some personal information, such as the names of your files, may be included — anonymize before posting.

  • 3. Re: Time Machine bewilderment
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Sounds like a problem with the drive, the power to it, or the USB cable.

     

    When you run Repair Disk on the drive, does Disk Utility find and fix things?  If you're not sure, start Disk Utility, select Window > Show Log from the menubar to see it;  then scroll if necessary to find the right section, copy and post the messages here.

     

    Also, how old is the drive?  They don't last forever. 

     

    Try ejecting, disconnecting, and powering the Time Machine disk off for several minutes.  Restart your Mac, then reconnect and power up the disk.

     

    Try different port(s), cables, and combinations of the two (a plug that works fine in one port may not make good contact in another).

  • 4. Re: Time Machine bewilderment
    Cheese Man Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I am working on the info Lin Davis suggested I provide but wanted to quickly respond to say that since I changed permissions manually it was able to backup a few times but once again now kicks back the error.  Right now it also will not eject because it says it is use and I also cannot empty the trash.  I get an unexpected error code -50.  The drive is only about 1 year old.  Right now tried to run Repair disk but Disk Utility says, when trying to repair the drive:

     

    "Problems were encountered during repair of the partition map

    Error: Some information was unavailable during an internal lookup.

     

    When trying to repair the partition on that drive it says it cannot unmount the drive.  Everything that is happening now, happens every time I go through this.  The fact that it does manage a few backups before crapping out at least reassures me that there is a backup.

     

    It seems to work fine when I plug it into my older MacBook running Snow Leopard.  Gosh I miss the stability of Snow Leopard.

     

    It seems it may be related but I do not know exactly why but whenever I run What's Keeping Me to see why I cannot eject it, mds is there twice.  One of the mds lines has just the drive path as the open file.  The other lists the same path plus "/Spotlight-V100/Store-V2/865F9946-D56F-4355-B6D4-E6F776C7B07D/reverseDirectory Store" as the open file.  Whenever I have this eject issue, mds always seems to be there.

     

    I have done just about every combination of powering off, changing cables etc.

     

    Also, I did save some additional files on that drive, in a different folder than the backups.  In the past I have never had an issue using a drive for TM and other files but again, that was on Snow Leopard.  Ahh..old Snow Leopard.  Good times.

     

    The console log info is coming up.  Look at it initially something certainly seems off.  Stand by and thank you in advance.

  • 5. Re: Time Machine bewilderment
    Cheese Man Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Here is some of the console info from the last failed attempt.  Hope it is not too much.  The stuff at the end with the repeated errors seems worth noting. 

     

    Thanks again.

     

     

    3/19/13 11:06:38.870 PM com.apple.backupd[21440]: Starting automatic backup

    3/19/13 11:06:38.884 PM _softwareupdate[21446]: audit warning: soft /var/audit

    3/19/13 11:06:38.885 PM _softwareupdate[21448]: audit warning: allsoft

    3/19/13 11:06:38.886 PM _softwareupdate[21447]: audit warning: closefile /var/audit/20130320060412.20130320060638

    3/19/13 11:06:39.869 PM com.apple.backupd[21440]: Backing up to: /Volumes/2TB Porsche/Backups.backupdb

    3/19/13 11:06:42.000 PM kernel[0]: disk2s2: device is not ready.

    3/19/13 11:06:46.000 PM kernel[0]: disk2s2: device is not ready.

    3/19/13 11:06:46.000 PM kernel[0]: disk2s2: device is not ready.

    3/19/13 11:06:46.299 PM com.apple.backupd[21440]: Error: (22) setxattr for key:com.apple.backupd.HostUUID path:/Volumes/2TB Porsche/Backups.backupdb/Katherine’s iMac size:37

    3/19/13 11:06:46.300 PM com.apple.backupd[21440]: Error: (22) setxattr for key:com.apple.backupd.HostUUID path:/Volumes/2TB Porsche/Backups.backupdb/Katherine’s iMac size:37

    3/19/13 11:06:56.313 PM com.apple.backupd[21440]: Backup failed with error: 2

    3/19/13 11:06:57.265 PM coreservicesd[63]: Application App:"UserNotificationCenter" [ 0x0/0x12bc2bb]  @ 0x0x7ff518470360 tried to be brought forward, but isn't in fPermittedFrontASNs ( ( ASN:0x0-0x2002:) ), so denying.

    3/19/13 11:06:57.265 PM WindowServer[79]: [cps/setfront] Failed setting the front application to UserNotificationCenter, psn 0x0-0x12bc2bb, securitySessionID=0x186a7, err=-13066

    3/19/13 11:08:33.668 PM WindowServer[79]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: releasing authw 0x7fa398477350(2000), shield 0x7fa39921d4d0(2001), lock state 3

    3/19/13 11:08:33.668 PM WindowServer[79]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: err 0x0

    3/19/13 11:08:33.670 PM WindowServer[79]: Created shield window 0x11ee for display 0x003f003d

    3/19/13 11:08:33.670 PM WindowServer[79]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: releasing authw 0x7fa398477350(2002), shield 0x7fa39921d4d0(2001), lock state 3

    3/19/13 11:08:33.670 PM WindowServer[79]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: err 0x0

    3/19/13 11:08:33.671 PM WindowServer[79]: Created shield window 0x11ef for display 0x003f003e

    3/19/13 11:08:33.671 PM WindowServer[79]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: releasing authw 0x7fa398477350(2002), shield 0x7fa39921d4d0(2001), lock state 3

    3/19/13 11:08:33.671 PM WindowServer[79]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: err 0x0

    3/19/13 11:08:33.671 PM WindowServer[79]: Created shield window 0x11f0 for display 0x003f003f

    3/19/13 11:08:33.672 PM WindowServer[79]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: releasing authw 0x7fa398477350(2002), shield 0x7fa39921d4d0(2001), lock state 3

    3/19/13 11:08:33.672 PM WindowServer[79]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: err 0x0

    3/19/13 11:08:33.672 PM WindowServer[79]: Created shield window 0x11f1 for display 0x003f0040

    3/19/13 11:08:33.672 PM WindowServer[79]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: releasing authw 0x7fa398477350(2002), shield 0x7fa39921d4d0(2001), lock state 3

    3/19/13 11:08:33.672 PM WindowServer[79]: handle_will_sleep_auth_and_shield_windows: err 0x0

    3/19/13 11:08:36.320 PM _softwareupdate[21460]: audit warning: soft /var/audit

    3/19/13 11:08:36.320 PM _softwareupdate[21462]: audit warning: allsoft

    3/19/13 11:08:36.322 PM _softwareupdate[21461]: audit warning: closefile /var/audit/20130320060638.20130320060836

    3/19/13 11:09:37.567 PM CVMServer[230]: Check-in to the service com.apple.cvmsCompAgent_x86_64 failed. This is likely because you have either unloaded the job or the MachService has the ResetAtClose attribute specified in the launchd.plist. If present, this attribute should be removed.

    3/19/13 11:09:37.687 PM launchctl[21472]: launchctl: Dubious permissions on file (skipping): /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist

    3/19/13 11:09:37.688 PM launchctl[21472]: launchctl: Dubious permissions on file (skipping): /Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.CS5ServiceManager.plist

    3/19/13 11:09:37.700 PM launchctl[21472]: launchctl: Dubious permissions on file (skipping): /Library/LaunchAgents/com.hp.messagecenter.launcher.plist

    3/19/13 11:09:38.380 PM launchctl[21472]: launchctl: Dubious permissions on file (skipping): /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.paragon.NTFS.auth.plist

    3/19/13 11:09:38.467 PM CVMServer[230]: Check-in to the service com.apple.cvmsCompAgent_x86_64 failed. This is likely because you have either unloaded the job or the MachService has the ResetAtClose attribute specified in the launchd.plist. If present, this attribute should be removed.

    3/19/13 11:09:39.679 PM _securityagent[21480]: audit warning: allsoft

    3/19/13 11:09:39.679 PM _securityagent[21479]: audit warning: soft /var/audit

    3/19/13 11:09:39.680 PM _securityagent[21481]: audit warning: closefile /var/audit/20130320060836.20130320060939

    3/19/13 11:09:39.790 PM _securityagent[21483]: audit warning: expired /var/audit/20121220235916.20121221213650

    3/19/13 11:09:40.467 PM coreservicesd[63]: Application App:"Finder" [ 0x0/0x19019]  @ 0x0x7ff51914ee10 tried to be brought forward, but isn't in fPermittedFrontASNs ( ( ASN:0x0-0x12c02bf:) ), so denying.

    3/19/13 11:09:40.467 PM WindowServer[79]: [cps/setfront] Failed setting the front application to Finder, psn 0x0-0x19019, securitySessionID=0x186a7, err=-13066

    3/19/13 11:10:09.905 PM _securityagent[21491]: audit warning: soft /var/audit

    3/19/13 11:10:09.905 PM _securityagent[21490]: audit warning: allsoft

    3/19/13 11:10:09.906 PM _securityagent[21492]: audit warning: closefile /var/audit/20130320060939.20130320061009

    3/19/13 11:10:12.236 PM mds[11308]: (Error) LSOF: File '/Volumes/2TB Porsche/.Spotlight-V100/Store-V2/865F9946-D56F-4355-B6D4-E6F776C7B07D/reverseDi rectoryStore' (fd=78) left open on device 16777225

    3/19/13 11:10:12.256 PM fseventsd[47]: disk logger: failed to open output file /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd/fc0074b9b5641344 (Invalid argument). mount point /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd

    3/19/13 11:10:12.262 PM fseventsd[47]: disk logger: failed to open output file /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd/fc0074b9b5641344 (Invalid argument). mount point /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd

    3/19/13 11:10:40.756 PM _securityagent[21522]: audit warning: closefile /var/audit/20130320061009.20130320061040

    3/19/13 11:10:40.789 PM _securityagent[21523]: audit warning: soft /var/audit

    3/19/13 11:10:40.789 PM _securityagent[21521]: audit warning: allsoft

    3/19/13 11:10:52.275 PM fseventsd[47]: disk logger: failed to open output file /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd/fc0074b9b5641344 (Invalid argument). mount point /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd

    3/19/13 11:10:52.275 PM fseventsd[47]: disk logger: failed to open output file /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd/fc0074b9b5641344 (Invalid argument). mount point /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd

    3/19/13 11:11:58.386 PM mds[11308]: (Error) LSOF: File '/Volumes/2TB Porsche/.Spotlight-V100/Store-V2/865F9946-D56F-4355-B6D4-E6F776C7B07D/reverseDi rectoryStore' (fd=78) left open on device 16777225

    3/19/13 11:11:58.386 PM mds[11308]: (Error) LSOF: File '/Volumes/2TB Porsche/.Spotlight-V100/Store-V2/865F9946-D56F-4355-B6D4-E6F776C7B07D/reverseDi rectoryStore' (fd=122) left open on device 16777225

    3/19/13 11:11:58.435 PM fseventsd[47]: disk logger: failed to open output file /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd/fc0074b9b5641344 (Invalid argument). mount point /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd

    3/19/13 11:11:58.435 PM fseventsd[47]: disk logger: failed to open output file /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd/fc0074b9b5641344 (Invalid argument). mount point /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd

    3/19/13 11:11:58.453 PM _securityagent[21535]: audit warning: soft /var/audit

    3/19/13 11:11:58.454 PM _securityagent[21536]: audit warning: allsoft

    3/19/13 11:11:58.455 PM _securityagent[21537]: audit warning: closefile /var/audit/20130320061040.20130320061158

    3/19/13 11:12:14.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(21546) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd

    3/19/13 11:12:21.564 PM authexec[21552]: executing /bin/sh

    3/19/13 11:13:05.500 PM authexec[21585]: executing /bin/sh

    3/19/13 11:13:05.507 PM _securityagent[21591]: audit warning: soft /var/audit

    3/19/13 11:13:05.510 PM _securityagent[21593]: audit warning: allsoft

    3/19/13 11:13:05.510 PM _securityagent[21594]: audit warning: closefile /var/audit/20130320061158.20130320061305

    3/19/13 11:13:47.654 PM _securityagent[21628]: audit warning: soft /var/audit

    3/19/13 11:13:47.671 PM mds[11308]: (Error) LSOF: File '/Volumes/2TB Porsche/.Spotlight-V100/Store-V2/865F9946-D56F-4355-B6D4-E6F776C7B07D/reverseDi rectoryStore' (fd=78) left open on device 16777225

    3/19/13 11:13:47.671 PM mds[11308]: (Error) LSOF: File '/Volumes/2TB Porsche/.Spotlight-V100/Store-V2/865F9946-D56F-4355-B6D4-E6F776C7B07D/reverseDi rectoryStore' (fd=112) left open on device 16777225

    3/19/13 11:13:47.671 PM mds[11308]: (Error) LSOF: File '/Volumes/2TB Porsche/.Spotlight-V100/Store-V2/865F9946-D56F-4355-B6D4-E6F776C7B07D/reverseDi rectoryStore' (fd=122) left open on device 16777225

    3/19/13 11:13:47.689 PM _securityagent[21629]: audit warning: closefile /var/audit/20130320061305.20130320061347

    3/19/13 11:13:47.690 PM _securityagent[21630]: audit warning: allsoft

    3/19/13 11:13:47.706 PM fseventsd[47]: disk logger: failed to open output file /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd/fc0074b9b5641344 (Invalid argument). mount point /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd

    3/19/13 11:13:47.707 PM fseventsd[47]: disk logger: failed to open output file /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd/fc0074b9b5641344 (Invalid argument). mount point /Volumes/2TB Porsche/.fseventsd

    3/19/13 11:13:50.123 PM iTunes[19563]: 2013-03-19 11:13:50.122618 PM [AVSystemController] Stopping AirPlay

    3/19/13 11:13:56.046 PM authexec[21634]: executing /bin/sh

    3/19/13 11:14:07.663 PM com.apple.launchd[1]: (com.apple.coremedia.videodecoder[21549]) Exit timeout elapsed (20 seconds). Killing

    3/19/13 11:14:14.429 PM mdworker[21771]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.432 PM mdworker[21767]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.435 PM mdworker[21768]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.447 PM mdworker[21772]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.451 PM mdworker[21769]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.457 PM mdworker[21773]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.458 PM mdworker[21770]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(21784) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.762 PM sandboxd[21784]: ([21771]) mdworker(21771) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.772 PM sandboxd[21784]: ([21767]) mdworker(21767) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.861 PM sandboxd[21784]: ([21768]) mdworker(21768) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.929 PM sandboxd[21784]: ([21772]) mdworker(21772) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.936 PM sandboxd[21784]: ([21769]) mdworker(21769) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:14:14.983 PM sandboxd[21784]: ([21773]) mdworker(21773) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:14:15.023 PM sandboxd[21784]: ([21770]) mdworker(21770) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:14:41.974 PM WindowServer[79]: CGXGetWindowEventMask: Invalid window 0

    3/19/13 11:14:41.974 PM WindowServer[79]: CGXSetWindowEventMask: Invalid window 0

    3/19/13 11:14:41.974 PM WindowServer[79]: kCGErrorIllegalArgument: rmdownEvProc: error setting window event mask

    3/19/13 11:14:42.109 PM WindowServer[79]: CGXSetWindowEventMask: Invalid window 0

    3/19/13 11:14:42.109 PM WindowServer[79]: kCGErrorIllegalArgument: rmupEvProc: error setting window event mask

    3/19/13 11:14:50.042 PM loginwindow[42]: *** WARNING: -[NSImage compositeToPoint:operation:] is deprecated in MacOSX 10.8 and later. Please use -[NSImage drawAtPoint:fromRect:operation:fraction:] instead.

    3/19/13 11:14:50.042 PM loginwindow[42]: *** WARNING: -[NSImage compositeToPoint:fromRect:operation:] is deprecated in MacOSX 10.8 and later. Please use -[NSImage drawAtPoint:fromRect:operation:fraction:] instead.

    3/19/13 11:14:51.501 PM loginwindow[42]: Failed to write crash history to file://localhost/Users/jrg/Library/Application%20Support/CrashReporter/Finder_7 54E686A-A8B4-5A6B-9C1D-2E51044A8D8D.plist.

    3/19/13 11:14:51.503 PM com.apple.ShareKitHelper[20920]: --warning: [ShareKit-XPC] Received XPC_ERROR_CONNECTION_INVALID

    3/19/13 11:14:51.506 PM com.apple.ShareKitHelper[20920]: --warning: [ShareKit-XPC] connectionWithClientInterrupted

    3/19/13 11:14:51.506 PM com.apple.ShareKitHelper[20920]: --warning: [ShareKit] Cancel UI for running services with Client PID: 307

    3/19/13 11:14:51.510 PM TechToolProDaemon[60]: kCGErrorInvalidConnection: CGSGetCurrentCursorLocation: Invalid connection

    3/19/13 11:14:51.510 PM TechToolProDaemon[60]: CGSGetDisplayBounds: Invalid display 0x00000000

    3/19/13 11:14:51.511 PM TechToolProDaemon[60]: kCGErrorInvalidConnection: CGSGetEventPort: Invalid connection

    3/19/13 11:14:51.511 PM TechToolProDaemon[60]: kCGErrorInvalidConnection: CGSGetEventPort: Invalid connection

    3/19/13 11:14:51.511 PM TechToolProDaemon[60]: kCGErrorInvalidConnection: CGSGetEventPort: Invalid connection

    3/19/13 11:14:51.511 PM TechToolProDaemon[60]: kCGErrorInvalidConnection: CGSGetEventPort: Invalid connection

    3/19/13 11:14:51.607 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.505[264]: (com.apple.Finder[307]) Exited: Terminated: 15

    3/19/13 11:14:54.771 PM authexec[21796]: executing /bin/sh

    3/19/13 11:14:54.778 PM _securityagent[21802]: audit warning: soft /var/audit

    3/19/13 11:14:54.780 PM _securityagent[21804]: audit warning: allsoft

    3/19/13 11:14:54.781 PM _securityagent[21805]: audit warning: closefile /var/audit/20130320061347.20130320061454

    3/19/13 11:15:32.407 PM authexec[21932]: executing /bin/sh

    3/19/13 11:15:32.413 PM _securityagent[21938]: audit warning: allsoft

    3/19/13 11:15:32.416 PM _securityagent[21939]: audit warning: soft /var/audit

    3/19/13 11:15:32.417 PM _securityagent[21941]: audit warning: closefile /var/audit/20130320061454.20130320061532

    3/19/13 11:17:55.396 PM mdworker[21972]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.501 PM mdworker[21974]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.513 PM mdworker[21970]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.521 PM mdworker[21971]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.531 PM mdworker[21973]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.555 PM mdworker[21975]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.587 PM sandboxd[21982]: ([21972]) mdworker(21972) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.588 PM mdworker[21976]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.612 PM sandboxd[21982]: ([21974]) mdworker(21974) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.618 PM sandboxd[21982]: ([21970]) mdworker(21970) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.625 PM sandboxd[21982]: ([21971]) mdworker(21971) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.630 PM sandboxd[21982]: ([21973]) mdworker(21973) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.634 PM sandboxd[21982]: ([21975]) mdworker(21975) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.648 PM sandboxd[21982]: ([21976]) mdworker(21976) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:17:55.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(21982) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.494 PM mdworker[21999]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.497 PM mdworker[22000]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.504 PM mdworker[21996]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.530 PM mdworker[21998]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.559 PM mdworker[22002]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.581 PM mdworker[22001]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.628 PM sandboxd[22008]: ([21999]) mdworker(21999) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.634 PM sandboxd[22008]: ([22000]) mdworker(22000) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.639 PM sandboxd[22008]: ([21996]) mdworker(21996) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.642 PM sandboxd[22008]: ([21998]) mdworker(21998) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.650 PM mdworker[21997]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.655 PM sandboxd[22008]: ([22002]) mdworker(22002) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.666 PM sandboxd[22008]: ([22001]) mdworker(22001) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.672 PM sandboxd[22008]: ([21997]) mdworker(21997) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

    3/19/13 11:20:06.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(22008) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd

    3/19/13 11:21:23.000 PM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(22023) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd

    3/19/13 11:21:23.243 PM _securityagent[22030]: audit warning: allsoft

    3/19/13 11:21:23.245 PM _securityagent[22031]: audit warning: soft /var/audit

    3/19/13 11:21:23.246 PM _securityagent[22032]: audit warning: closefile /var/audit/20130320061532.20130320062123

  • 6. Re: Time Machine bewilderment
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    It looks like the drive is malfunctioning, but just to make sure, boot in safe mode by holding down the shift key at the startup chime. Try to back up and see whether you get the same results.

  • 7. Re: Time Machine bewilderment
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Including the console messages, it's clear OSX is having all sorts of trouble talking to the drive.  Disk Utility, Time Machine (backupd), Spotlight (mds, mdworker), fseventsd (logs file changes on each disk), etc.  The "device is not ready" messages at 11:06 are almost certainly for it, too.

     

    Year-old drives do fail sometimes, and this one is giving your Mac fits.  If it's covered by warranty, contact LaCie.

     

    Do you have another drive you can use?  If not, I'd strongly suggest getting one ASAP.  It's always prudent to keep "secondary" backups, but especially so if there's any question at all about your main ones.  See Time Machine - Frequently Asked Question #27 for more, and some suggestions.

  • 8. Re: Time Machine bewilderment
    Cheese Man Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    I tried to boot in safe mode.  Each time, the little progress meter would get about 1/3 of the way and never go further.  One time I left it for about 2 hours but it still never fully booted.

  • 9. Re: Time Machine bewilderment
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,005 points)

    Then there's a problem with your boot drive. You can go through the motions of repairing it in Disk Utility if you haven't already done so, but it probably needs to be replaced (or else you have some other hardware fault, such as a damaged SATA cable.) I suggest you take the machine to an Apple Store for testing.

  • 10. Re: Time Machine bewilderment
    Cheese Man Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Whew.  I am back and just wanted to give you closure on this one.  After failing to boot in safe mode, I tried booting to recovery.  I figured it wouldn't hurt to reinstall the OS.  That also failed after about 1/3 on the progress meter.  With the guidance of AppleCare, I then tried to do the internet recovery thing.  That too could not finish.  After that, I took it to the Genius Bar who tried to do an archive and install.  They were not sucessful.  They had to do an erase and install to finally get it working.  Thankfully Time Machine had suceeded in creating those two backups just before all this went south.  Still have no idea why everything was so screwy but it is working now and Time Machine is backing up regularly so that's good.  Thanks for the help here too.