7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2011 8:04 AM by vbuster
Callum_Cc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello, I was always able to enter Time Machine in 10.6.X, and still can on an upgradged 10.7 MacBook Pro. But on my clean installed 10.7 iMac, when I click Enter Time Machine it says Connecting To Backup Volume (something like that) then nohing happens?


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  • jbjoret Level 3 Level 3 (640 points)

    I believe it has to be assigned a Backup drive and perform the first backup which can last quite lang the first time.

  • Callum_Cc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have done all of that, it's been backing up successfully for two days.

  • sbrinkmann Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Same problem here on a MacBook Air I've updated from SL: TimeMachine simply doesn't open the "Star Wars"-Window.

  • Callum_Cc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Exactly, cant find an answer either. Hopefully will be fixed soon.

  • Colin Robinson Level 6 Level 6 (8,305 points)

    Launch Console from Utilities and use backupd as a filter in the top box.

     

    A normal backup looks like this:

    07/08/2011 12:33:40.364 com.apple.backupd: Starting standard backup

    07/08/2011 12:33:40.945 com.apple.backupd: Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://Colin%20Robinson@Colin-Robinsons-Time-Capsule.local/Colin%20Robinson's%20 Time%20Caps

    07/08/2011 12:33:50.577 com.apple.backupd: Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/Colin Robinson's Time Caps using URL: afp://Colin%20Robinson@Colin-Robinsons-Time-Capsule.local/Colin%20Robinson's%20 Time%20Caps

    07/08/2011 12:33:55.305 com.apple.backupd: QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM CLEAN

    07/08/2011 12:33:58.295 com.apple.backupd: Disk image /Volumes/Colin Robinson's Time Caps/Colin Robinson’s iMac.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

    07/08/2011 12:33:58.623 com.apple.backupd: Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb

    07/08/2011 12:34:38.602 com.apple.backupd: 11.62 GB required (including padding), 86.23 GB available

    07/08/2011 12:37:47.736 com.apple.backupd: Copied 1957 files (956.7 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    07/08/2011 12:37:49.382 com.apple.backupd: 1.28 GB required (including padding), 86.23 GB available

    07/08/2011 12:38:11.889 com.apple.backupd: Copied 969 files (27.5 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    07/08/2011 12:38:19.303 com.apple.backupd: Starting post-backup thinning

    07/08/2011 12:38:41.631 com.apple.backupd: Deleted /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Colin Robinson’s iMac/2011-08-06-113534 (1.05 GB)

    07/08/2011 12:38:41.631 com.apple.backupd: Post-back up thinning complete: 1 expired backups removed

    07/08/2011 12:38:41.996 com.apple.backupd: Backup completed successfully.

    07/08/2011 12:38:46.238 com.apple.backupd: Ejected Time Machine disk image.

    07/08/2011 12:38:48.395 com.apple.backupd: Ejected Time Machine network volume.

     

    You may be able to spot something unusual that might help others answer your problem.

     

    Regards,

    Colin R.

  • Colin Robinson Level 6 Level 6 (8,305 points)

    And hopefully without word wrap it would looklike this:

    com.apple.backupd: Starting standard backup

    com.apple.backupd: Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://Colin%20Robinson@Colin-Robinsons-Time-Capsule.local/Colin%20Robinson's%20 Time%20Caps

    com.apple.backupd: Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/Colin Robinson's Time Caps using URL: afp://Colin%20Robinson@Colin-Robinsons-Time-Capsule.local/Colin%20Robinson's%20 Time%20Caps

    com.apple.backupd: QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM CLEAN

    com.apple.backupd: Disk image /Volumes/Colin Robinson's Time Caps/Colin Robinson’s iMac.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

    com.apple.backupd: Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb

    com.apple.backupd: 11.62 GB required (including padding), 86.23 GB available

    com.apple.backupd: Copied 1957 files (956.7 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    com.apple.backupd: 1.28 GB required (including padding), 86.23 GB available

    com.apple.backupd: Copied 969 files (27.5 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    com.apple.backupd: Starting post-backup thinning

    com.apple.backupd: Deleted /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Colin Robinson’s iMac/2011-08-06-113534 (1.05 GB)

    com.apple.backupd: Post-back up thinning complete: 1 expired backups removed

    com.apple.backupd: Backup completed successfully.

    com.apple.backupd: Ejected Time Machine disk image.

    com.apple.backupd: Ejected Time Machine network volume.

     

    Message was edited by: Colin Robinson PS nope still unreadable :(

  • vbuster Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a MacBook Pro and a MacBook now both running lion and I CANNOT launch the time machine starwars window on either system, however I can backup both systems.

    The above console displays that I am backuping up but has no entries for the enter time machine problem!!

     

    HELP.

     

    Thanks

    Graham