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Maverick and Time Machine.

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Shade843 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Oct 22, 2013 7:53 PM

Maverick won't install because of Time Machine. How can I fix this problem?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,010 points)
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    Oct 22, 2013 7:55 PM (in response to Shade843)
  • hands4 Level 4 Level 4 (2,215 points)
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    Oct 23, 2013 11:14 AM (in response to Shade843)

    In addtion to Kappy's suggestion:

     

    Before you start installing Mavericks make sure the Time Machine backup is up to date.

    Then unplug the Time Machine disk while you are installing Mavericks. 

  • Bosto Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 31, 2013 6:31 AM (in response to Shade843)

    Update: Finally... (cross-post, but mey be useful to you)

     

    At least for the Promise Pegasus R4... but I noticed on other threads that WD drives are also acting up too so this might work with them too.

     

    I turned off Time Machine, and deleted that pesky .plist file, again. I unplugged the R4, power and thunderbolt, then played whack the gopher with the drives swapping them around randomly.  I reintalled Mavericks from a fresh download, yet again, then set Time Machine to backup on a fast USB 3TB drive (which it did in 6 hours or so).  Then I turned off Time Machine, deleleted that .plist file again, rebooted the iMac, plugged in the R4, reformatted it again with Disk Utility, then hooked it to Time Machine, said a few slightly heretic prayers to whatever demons came with Maverick, and 2 minutes later Time Machine started to backup and report 1 hour to complete... the hour isn't up yet, but I'm crossing everything I have 2 of...

     

    I've noticed a few other 'didn't copy over or mesh well' things with Maverick, but that's a different thread and 2 updates from now once we all suffer through this extended beta-test by Apple.

     

    John Galt posted this on another thread... to find and delete that pesky .plist file:

     

    or "error ... while creating the backup folder."

     

    and follow that to:

     

    http://pondini.org/TM/A4.html

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