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17231 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2008 12:50 PM by Jon Paul Kelly
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2007 4:01 AM (in response to rdlsmith)I got the same error yesterday (for the first time) on both my iMac and my MBP. They both worked correctly after I rebooted both machines. However, over night I got the error again on my MBP, but not the iMac.
Everything had been working flawlessly since I installed Leopard on 10/26. Not sure what is going on, yet.iMac G5 2GHz - Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.16 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2007 4:29 AM (in response to rdlsmith)Mine too, same error message. I was deleting things from my drive when it happened. I guess it doesn't like that. Had to reformat and start Timer Machine all over again. Very frustrating.G5 Tower, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2007 4:37 AM (in response to eastvillager)I'm not sure if this is what made the difference but after the error, with TM stopped. I noticed an "in progress" folder on the TM drive. I deleted that.
I then restarted TM backup manually. The process worked but was very slow.
When that completed, I ran another backup. It seemed fast again.
It did prompt for a password before deleting the folder in question.
Anyway, so far I have had to reformat.iMac 20/2.0/2G/250/SD/BT/AP, Mac OS X (10.5), Black MacBook 13/2.0/2G/80G/SD/BT/AP
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2007 3:21 PM (in response to rdlsmith)I meant to say above that so far I have not had to reformat. Sorry, was running late for work.
After posting the note above I wanted to see if I could backup even my Parallels data folder. Parallels was not open so it should have been no problem.
The machine became very slow again. I tried to stop the back process and finally tried to shut down the iMac. When I returned from work it was still trying to shut down. I power cycled the external Time Machine drive and the iMac was able to shut down.
Again, after booting I deleted the .inprocess folder. Backups are running snappy again. I was even able to backup the Parallels folder though I'll only enable that when I'm not in Parallels. Another poster suggested I only backup snapshots of the Parallel image. That's probably a better idea.iMac 20/2.0/2G/250/SD/BT/AP, Mac OS X (10.5), Black MacBook 13/2.0/2G/80G/SD/BT/AP
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2007 2:16 PM (in response to rdlsmith)Time Machine *****. Nothing but trouble. I'll start a new thread.iMac 20/2.0/2G/250/SD/BT/AP, Mac OS X (10.5), Black MacBook 13/2.0/2G/80G/SD/BT/AP
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2007 2:17 PM (in response to rdlsmith)Not answered. I'm not sure there is an answer for 10.5's Time Machine.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2007 2:21 PM (in response to eastvillager)Were you deleting items from the Time Machine backup drive or did you mean from the drive you were trying to back up?
Not a good idea to delete files manually from a TM Backup volume...use the TM interface for this.MacPro 2.66GHz, Mac OS X (10.5), 4GB, 2x250 WD RAID0, Apple 20" Cinema
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2007 2:34 PM (in response to rdlsmith)Exactly:
+nothing but trouble.+
I used SuperDuper: it created bootable backups, it worked like a charm.
Then I tried TM. It did not create bootable backups, it did +not work at all+.
I'm back with SD - at least until Apple will release a decent, bugless, working version of this public beta.iMac G5/2/2000/250, Mac OS X (10.5), Newton rocks!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2007 2:38 PM (in response to rdlsmith)Time Machine has yet to work for me - I've been trying to use it since 10.5.0 on my Powerbook with no luck.
I have a Maxtor Firewire 800 drive with 3 partitions. It is using an Apple Partition Map. The target partition is 103Gb.
Time Machine gets part way into making a backup, then hangs. I had just updated to 10.5.1, attached my external drive in the hopes that Time Machine had been fixed and told it to backup (Ctrl+click on Time Machine in dock). It proceeded as expected. The trouble is, a little later, Time Machine System Preferences Pane appears to have run a separate backup after I had started my backup. At this point, Time Machine (both instances of the backup) stopped progressing.Powerbook G4 15 inch 1.67Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5), 1Gb ram; 128mb video card
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2007 2:52 PM (in response to Peter R.)I did delete from the HD. I no no I'm sure but the thing was messed up anyway. And that did get the backup working again. At least for one backup and until I tried to backup a 9.43 GB file. It's the .inprocess file that you couldn't delete from TM anyway. If it had failed I was going to repartition and start over which is what I'm doing now anyway.
I didn't know there was a 10.5.1 until I read the post just now. I'll try that.
Also, SD! will backup your files but it doesn't make a bootable copy from what I've read on their forum. Have you tested that with Leopard? They claim it may work but that the Mete Data isn't right. When I run my SD backups they're very slow.
Time Machine and Remote Control are the main reasons I upgraded. I probably should have waited.iMac 20/2.0/2G/250/SD/BT/AP, Mac OS X (10.5), Black MacBook 13/2.0/2G/80G/SD/BT/AP
Currently Being ModeratedJan 6, 2008 12:50 PM (in response to rdlsmith)recently TM has been painfully slow for me.
It takes over 30 minutes to backup 14 Mb.
yeeeesh!Powermac G5 Dual 2.0, Mac OS X (10.5.1)