839 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 27, 2010 8:23 PM by Pondini
I'll try your suggestion but...
* I posted here since it was a Time Machine error, not a MobileMe error.
* I would be surprised if Time Machine was not able to "tolerate" MobileMe iDisks that remain mounted from other user accounts. That would be an oversight on Apple's part in my opinion given that MobileMe iDisks are their technology.
...I'll visit the MM forum and see if anything comes up.
That seems odd to me; my iDisk shows WebDAV as the format and doesn't interfere with backups, but I don't have any other users' iDisks, either.
Another possibility would be to reformat your TM drive as case-sensitive. That would, of course, erase all your backups so TM would start over from scratch, and some possible troubles when restoring (see the pink box in #5 of the Frequently Asked Questions *User Tip,* also at the top of this forum, for details); but you'd no longer have the backup problem.
If you have the "physical" iDisk mounted, it shows "WebDav" as the format...but if you have iDisk syncing enabled, it shows up as "Journaled, case-sensitive".
I've since disable iDisk syncing on the other user accounts and the problem has gone away. It seems to only occur if you have iDisk syncing enabled on one user but then switch to another user without logging out first...leaving the "synced" iDisk on the desktop of the user you just switched to.