HT3275: Time Machine: Troubleshooting backup issuesLearn about Time Machine: Troubleshooting backup issues
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 12:42 AM (in response to redmuppet)
The problem you have is your Time Capsule & Time Machine are still mounted and didn't clean up after the last backup. Open your Finder and look for the Time Capsule and Time Machine there. You should see a little circle with an arrow in it next to both of them. Click on both of these arrows next to both the Time Machine & the Time Capsule till they eject them and until they dissappear. Time Machine should be gone from finder completely after that. Then go to Time Machine and hit back up now or wait until the next hour and Time Mschine should start backing up again.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 4:56 AM (in response to abombaci)
Thanks - I could see the circle with the arrows (good start) and clicked the. One disappeared straight away, and the other wouldnt go. After about 10 clicks it said - cant eject - would you like to force eject? So I did.
The circle then disappeared.
I have tried to Back up now and it is still looking for the backup disk......but has not come back saying that it couldnt find it.....just keeps looking. Any suggestions??
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 1:28 PM (in response to redmuppet)
Go to the upper menu bar click on the Time Machine icon when the drop down box comes down select open Time Machine preferences and where it shows your disk click on that to reselect your disk again and then check (use disk). This will reselect the disk again and set the destination all over then try back up now. If that doesn't work, unplug the modem, router and power off the computer waiting about 20 secs in between each then replug in the modem, router and then power on the computer and try that and let's see how that goes.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 4:23 AM (in response to abombaci)
ok - clearly i have bigger problems or I am just not getting it. I really do appreciate your help
I reselected the disk, clicked use disk........then it still kept saying "looking for disk", so I stopped the back up (looking for disk), closed everything, turned off the modem, TC & macpro, then restarted everything.
I made sure the disk was selected, then tried to restart the back up........nope.........still "Looking for backup disk"
The thing is, I can hear it clicking away in the TC and its warm, so its obviously trying to do something.........but I just cannot figure this out.
I will call Apple Care tomorrow and hope they can talk me through the whole thing. Every now and then when I try to close down out of everything I get this multicolored wheel that just keeps spinning......maybe something else wrong here???
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 4:37 AM (in response to Chamar)
ahhhhhh......now it is telling me
The backup disk image “/Volumes/Data-2/meagan’s MacBook Pro.sparsebundle” is already in use
I am reading Pondini's site now.........seems really technical........
if anyone is standing near my windows soon they may get a flying Time Capsule to the head, cause I am about to lose it!