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Disk in use by another?

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Dennis_S Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Oct 29, 2013 10:31 AM

My TC works flwlessly until today when I get an error stating that it cannot back up as the disk is in use. Never seen that oine before. Has anyone else? Does anyopne know a fix?

 

Has Mavericks got anything to do with it?

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,555 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 10:37 AM (in response to Dennis_S)

    What is the exact message that you are seeing? Include any error numbers if they are present.

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,555 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 10:50 AM (in response to Dennis_S)

    Sorry, confused. You told us that

     

    I get an error stating that it cannot back up as the disk is in use.

     

    Please clarify.

     

    What other troubleshooting steps have you performed?

  • Bob Timmons Level 9 Level 9 (75,555 points)
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    Oct 29, 2013 11:17 AM (in response to Dennis_S)

    If the Mac is connected to the Time Capsule using wireless, the "Preparing" message is going to take a long time, since Time Machine has to perform a "deep traversal" to carefully read the entire disk for any errors.

     

    The operation may take anywhere from 10-15 minutes to a few hours depending on the amount of data on the Time Capsule disk.

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