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  • Richard_Potts Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2007 4:59 AM (in response to lamont_ancient)
    Whatever you do, *DO NOT* try running itunes during the backup! I killed the TM backup process twice doing this, plus itunes freezes and will not force quit.

    Richard
    MacBook Pro 2.2GHz, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Greg Alexander1 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 5:18 AM (in response to lamont_ancient)
    Just out of interest - the LaCie's are preformatted on purchase right?

    Is it possible that they are they still Fat32? (or anything other than Apple's preferred HFS+?). Thus no hard linking for subsequent backups?
    MBP 2.2, Mac OS X (10.5), I have a few....
  • darrin Horn Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2007 8:40 AM (in response to lamont_ancient)
    i have still been unable to get a backup... reformatted the drive once name has no spaces "backup"
    I have excluded a number of folders in order to try and get something initial working.
    this is a new 500 gb drive

    this is what i am seeing in the crash log

    Process: backupd [8618]
    Path: /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd
    Identifier: backupd
    Version: ??? (???)
    Code Type: X86 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [1]

    Date/Time: 2007-10-28 02:33:41.587 -0700
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.5 (9A581)
    Report Version: 6

    Exception Type: EXCBADACCESS (SIGBUS)
    Exception Codes: 0x000000000000000a, 0x00000000000ea000
    Crashed Thread: 1

    --------------------
    looking at the time this is found in the system log
    Oct 28 02:25:59 Macintosh /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[8618]: Error: (-43) copying /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/share/ri/1.8/system/ OptionParser/RequiredArgument/cdesc-RequiredArgument.yaml to /Volumes/Backup/Backups.backupdb/Darrin's Mac/2007-10-27-145458.inProgress/2AC03D45-C04E-4F2E-80E6-528B16AB6825/Macbook/S ystem/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/1.8/usr/share/ri/1.8/system/Opt ionParser/RequiredArgument
  • darrin Horn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 8:55 AM (in response to darrin Horn)
    okay this morning i tried again

    Oct 28 08:51:22 Macintosh ReportCrash[8843]: Formulating crash report for process backupd[8826]
    Oct 28 08:51:23 Macintosh com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.backupd[8826]): Exited abnormally: Bus error
    Oct 28 08:51:25 Macintosh ReportCrash[8843]: Saved crashreport to /Library/Logs/CrashReporter/backupd2007-10-28-085115Macintosh.crash using uid: 0 gid: 0, euid: 0 egid: 0

    was only trying to backup 3gb worth of data, got about 1gb done and then crashed...
  • Simon Read Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2007 9:15 AM (in response to darrin Horn)
    I too am having the same issue with TM & a LaCie drive each time it trys to back up an error window reports "An error occurred while creating the backup directory" . Going back to CCC for the time being I think.
    imac G4, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • Frank Malloy Level 2 Level 2 (350 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 9:15 AM (in response to lamont_ancient)
    I'm going on 12 hours at only 8.43GB of 49.73GB backing up to a FireWire 400 disk which is very fast copying files to manually.

    I cannot believe its taking this long. There are no other applications running and I have left the computer alone.
    PowerBook G4 Titanium 500MHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Lougoose Level 4 Level 4 (3,040 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 9:44 AM (in response to Frank Malloy)
    I am having the same trouble. It is just backing up remarkably slow, nowhere near the theoretical 400 mbps. Yeah, I understand it will probably never get to the theoretical amount, but still, it is ridiculously slow.

    I also got the error saying that it could not complete, so only 8-9 GB is backed up. Now I am waiting for TM to do one of its hourly backups, and so far it has been Preparing for 5 minutes.
     2 17" iMac Intel Duos w/ 1GB  2 AEXs  750GB WD HDD  everything up-to-date , Mac OS X (10.5),  6 iPods |512 Shuffle, 2 4GB minis, 1 and 2GB nanos, 16GB touch|  8GB iPhone 
  • Lougoose Level 4 Level 4 (3,040 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 9:46 AM (in response to Andy Hewitt)
    I noticed that too...my Repair Disk Permissions has become very slow since I plugged in my TM backup drive. It has been so slow that it really hasn't shown anything, and I get impatient then quit (although I give it a good 5 or 6 minutes of nothing before I quit).
     2 17" iMac Intel Duos w/ 1GB  2 AEXs  750GB WD HDD  everything up-to-date , Mac OS X (10.5),  6 iPods |512 Shuffle, 2 4GB minis, 1 and 2GB nanos, 16GB touch|  8GB iPhone 
  • Andy Hewitt Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 10:19 AM (in response to Lougoose)
    Leave permissions longer, mine took upwards of 15 minutes, but did eventually work.
    PowerMac G5 DP 1.8, Mac OS X (10.5), 4.5GB RAM, HP L2045W, Radeon 9800XT
  • MEHMD Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2007 12:28 PM (in response to lamont_ancient)
    I am having the exact same problem, but with a WD 1TB drive. I have it partitioned for back. I keep getting the exact error message after about 2 hours. I did an upgrade rather than an A+I. Right now I am using Backup 3 to back up the system. Then I am considering an A+I. I am worried that I will have to reinstall all my other apps... including MS 04. Does anyone have any suggestions?
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • MEHMD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 12:48 PM (in response to MEHMD)
    I am having the exact same problem, but with a WD 1TB drive. I have it partitioned for back. I keep getting the exact error message after about 2 hours. I did an upgrade rather than an A+I. Right now I am using Backup 3 to back up the system. Then I am considering an A+I. I am worried that I will have to reinstall all my other apps... including MS 04. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    After some more digging in console. I have determined that the failed backup have to do with the i Life 08 suite. There is a significant error that comes up when time machine tries to back up either i Web, i DVD, i Photo, i Work 08 etc... I think this is the major problem causing time machine to crash.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • darrin Horn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 12:56 PM (in response to MEHMD)
    I have excluded my entire applications directory with no changes
  • Allard B Coir Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2007 2:41 PM (in response to lamont_ancient)
    I am also having the same problem. After I installed 10.5, Time machine did 14 backups and then started reporting the same error as you. TM preferences says I have 151 of 250 GB remaining on my B/U drive. Error message says the drive cannot be found even though it is mounted and the TM sees it in the Options window.
    Powerbook G4 - 1 GH-, Mac OS X (10.4.5), 250 GB - Firewire external backup
  • darrin Horn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2007 3:58 PM (in response to Allard B Coir)
    i deleted my backup and tried again... only have about 30gb to back up and it fails with about 3.5gb remaining..

    but have no idea why... except that it gives a bus error

    D
  • MEHMD Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 29, 2007 5:58 AM (in response to darrin Horn)
    I have had all the same problems. It seems as though the issue is related to the i work and i Life suite. Also time machine is having problems with xml.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
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