14 Replies Latest reply: Sep 12, 2013 10:02 PM by IMRAN
fasterfox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I noticed the time machine icon showing an error in the menu bar, and it displayed the following error message: Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while creating the backup folder.

 

This has happened 2-3 times. If I remount the drive the Time Machine works fine for about a day before giving me the same error again. I have Time Machine set to use one of the partitions on my 2TB external usb hard drive.

 

I used Time Machine Buddy to look at the logs and it says this:

 

Starting standard backup

Backing up to: /Volumes/TIME/Backups.backupdb

Error: (22) setxattr for key:com.apple.backupd.HostUUID path:/Volumes/TIME/Backups.backupdb/grasshopper size:37

Backup failed with error: 2


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)