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Can't backup with Time Machine

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Sep 11, 2013 4:00 PM

So I have been trying to backup to a WD My Passport Edge 500 GB drive.  Never used Time Machine before, but since the OS needs to be updated, I figured now would be the perfect time to start backing up.  Have the install disk ready for Snow Leopard, but want to be sure everything is backed up in case of failure.

 

I set the drive to backup to.  It made it to almost 2 GB of almost 250 GB and it stopped, gave an error of Time Machine Error: Unable to complete backup.  An error occurred while copying files to the backup volume.

 

Sep 11 18:18:10 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: Backup requested by user

Sep 11 18:18:10 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: Starting standard backup

Sep 11 18:18:10 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: Backing up to: /Volumes/My Passport Edge for Mac/Backups.backupdb

Sep 11 18:18:10 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: "

Sep 11 18:18:10 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 267.46 GB requested (including padding), 300.60 GB available

Sep 11 18:18:10 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: Waiting for index to be ready (-911 < 0)

Sep 11 18:18:15: --- last message repeated 1 time ---

Sep 11 18:18:15 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: Indexing a file failed. Returned -1134 for: /Applications/.DS_Store, /Volumes/My Passport Edge for Mac/Backups.backupdb/S MacBook Pro/2013-09-11-160132.inProgress/FB60D196-818C-4ED9-8E64-42B5D82319AD/"/Applica tions/.DS_Store

Sep 11 18:18:15 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: Aborting backup because indexing a file failed.

Sep 11 18:18:15 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: Stopping backup.

Sep 11 18:18:13 s-macbook-pro-2 com.apple.launchd[76] (com.akamai.client.plist[978]): Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:3082 (23923):13: setpriority(PRIO_PROCESS, 0, j->nice) != -1

Sep 11 18:18:13 s-macbook-pro-2 com.apple.launchd[76] (com.akamai.client.plist): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

Sep 11 18:18:15 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: Copied 0 files (15 KB) from volume ".

Sep 11 18:18:15 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: Copy stage failed with error:11

Sep 11 18:18:18 s-macbook-pro-2 GoBoingo[141]: Controller::CheckSoftwareUpdate

Sep 11 18:18:20 s-macbook-pro-2 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[960]: Backup failed with error: 11

Sep 11 18:18:23 s-macbook-pro-2 com.apple.launchd[76] (com.akamai.client.plist[980]): Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:3082 (23923):13: setpriority(PRIO_PROCESS, 0, j->nice) != -1

Sep 11 18:18:23 s-macbook-pro-2 com.apple.launchd[76] (com.akamai.client.plist): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

 

I deleted the database once and did it again.  It hung up and errored out again.  Any ideas?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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