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So I have a FantomDrives 1TB Hard Drive plugged into my airport extreme router through the USB port and me and my family have been using it for backing up our software, with mine going on one partition and my father and mother on the other. This has been working fine for us for a while now but as soon as we updated to Snow Leopard all of our backups stopped being accessible, ie, none of the .sparsebundles could be mounted. Ironically, we only installed Snow Leopard on two of the computers, but the third computer, an older PowerPC, cannot access its backup for the same reason. Any ideas?

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 2 Ghz, 1g of RAM
  • 1. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    alan73 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same setup with a WD 1TB MyBook and have gotten the same error 109 ever since upgrading to Snow Leopard. I thought I simply had a corrupt mount point so I deleted my backup file and started from scratch. The initial backup went just fine but all subsequent backups failed. Hope something comes of this...
  • 2. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    ajfuchs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problems. WD 1TB plugged into airport extreme.
  • 3. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    Sandman Level 4 Level 4 (3,270 points)
    Same here.
  • 4. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)
    alan73 wrote:
    I have the same setup with a WD 1TB MyBook and have gotten the same error 109 ever since upgrading to Snow Leopard. I thought I simply had a corrupt mount point so I deleted my backup file and started from scratch. The initial backup went just fine but all subsequent backups failed.


    Click here to download the +Time Machine Buddy+ widget. It shows the messages from your logs for one TM backup run at a time, in a small window. There should be a clue; if in doubt, copy and post the messages from that failed backup here.

    A few folks have had trouble with the Buddy on Snow; if you do, and are familiar with Console, use it and filter for the backupd process; if not, post back for instructions.
  • 5. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    Neil Stone Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I am having a similar problem. Here is the info from the Time Machine Buddy widget. Just upgraded to Snow Leopard. Using an Iomega hard drive connected to the USB port of our Airport Extreme.

    Starting standard backup
    Attempting to mount network destination using URL: (hidden)
    Mounted network destination using URL: (hidden)
    Failed to mount disk image /Volumes/(hidden).sparsebundle (DIHLDiskImageAttach returned: 109)
    Waiting 60 seconds and trying again.
    Ejected Time Machine network volume.

    then it goes thru this series a couple more times before giving up.
  • 6. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    Sandman Level 4 Level 4 (3,270 points)
    I gave up... discarded months of backed up data.. and reformatted my backup disk. I will no longer use TM as it's obviously too picky... I'll be using Carbon Copy Cloner from now on. TM seemed like it was the best thing since sliced bread.. but that's obviously not true
  • 7. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    sccrzeus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just encountered this issue after upgrading to 10.6.1. Has anyone come up with a solution?
  • 8. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    piglephant Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem. I have two macs (MBP and iMac) and I just installed Snow Leopard on both. Both are using Time Machine through Airport extreme USB to separate partitions on a WD 1Tb mybook.
    Interestingly, the error is only occuring in the MBP, the iMac is still backing up without issue.

    Anybody have a fix?
  • 9. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    crismoon55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same problem and the same set up (MPB & iMac) Snow Leopard since the day it was out. Only began to have the error 3 days ago, and only on the iMac.
    What gives? The disk has been rebooted, but still no change. We need a fix not more postulating.
  • 10. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    deh2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,765 points)
    Have you tried to mount your network drive and then reselecting the disk in Time Machine Preferences?

    BTW, the fact that your PPC Mac has trouble too indicates that it's not a Snow Leopard problem. Did you make any changes to your Airport base station? Have you tried rebooting it?
  • 11. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    Chale Boy Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    I have the same error after updating to snow leopard. The sparsebundle is unable to mount. It worked fine in 10.5.8
  • 12. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    deh2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,765 points)
    Can you open up the NAS disk, find the sparse bundle, and double-click to mount it? If so, what happens if you then select backup now in Time Machine?
  • 13. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    Danire Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have the same error after updating to Snow Leopard. Using Time Machine on a MacBook connecting through AEBS to a WD 1TB MyBook. The sparsebundle is unable to mount. Worked fine for a year under Leopard.
  • 14. Re: Error 109 With Time Machine
    Chale Boy Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    If I double click on the sparsebundle, I get a message the disk image couldn't be opened because there was no mountable file systems. Again I was able to backup fine in 10.5.8 with time machine
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