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HT3275 Backup Errors

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bking99 Calculating status...
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Sep 29, 2013 2:16 AM

After backing up successfully over extended periods of time I start getting error messages that the scheduled backup failed because of a difference in case sensitivity of backup device and the files being backed up. What goes?

Mac Pro, iOS 7
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 11:23 AM (in response to bking99)

    Hmmmm, is one or more of your volumes formatted Case Sensative?

     

    That generally leads to problems & is not recommeded by Apple as I recall, the problem is, a Case Sensitive volume could have both a file called test.jpg & Test.jpg on it & tell the difference, a Case Insensitive would see both files as the same one.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 2:55 PM (in response to bking99)

    So, you never formatted a drive Case Sensitive at all?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 7:50 PM (in response to bking99)

    I think you cannot do that without erasing it!

     

    I'd get another drive & clone it myelf.

     

    Get carbon copy cloner to make an exact copy of your old HD to the New one...

     

    http://www.bombich.com/software/ccc.html

     

    Or SuperDuper...

     

    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/

     

    Or the most expensive one & my favorite, Tri-Backup...

     

    I'm in no way sure of this, but what I suspect is that you recently made/saved some file on the case sensirive volume that had the same name but different capitalization as a previous file.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Sep 30, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to bking99)

    Yes, I think cloning to a Case Insensitive disk will work... never tried it.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,715 points)
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    Oct 9, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to bking99)

    Great news Bill, thanks!

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