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  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    OK Snow Leopard out Lion in... WD external hard drive erased and restored... this is where I'm at... what do you think...

     

    Starting standard backup

    Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/TimeMachine using URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    User continued after being warned of changed destination volume identity

    Creating disk image /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle

    Failed to hide extension on /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle, error: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "The file “Alex.sparsebundle” doesn’t exist." UserInfo=0x7fbead20f440 {NSURL=file://localhost/Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle/, NSFilePath=/Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle, NSUnderlyingError=0x7fbead20eca0 "The operation couldn’t be completed. No such file or directory"}.

    QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM CLEAN

    Disk image /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

    Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb

    Ownership is disabled on the backup destination volume.  Enabling.

    Backup content size: 334.4 GB excluded items size: 8.0 GB for volume Macintosh HD

    391.62 GB required (including padding), 920.86 GB available

    Waiting for index to be ready (101)

    CoreEndianFlipData: error -4940 returned for rsrc type FREF (id 128, length 7, native = no)

    Copied 11.8 GB of 326.4 GB, 374578 of 1284307 items

    Copied 14.5 GB of 326.4 GB, 565849 of 1284307 items

    Copied 17.5 GB of 326.4 GB, 665712 of 1284307 items

    Copied 21.5 GB of 326.4 GB, 666102 of 1284307 items

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Alex Nicholls wrote:

     

    WD external hard drive erased and restored

    What do you mean by "restored"?  Do you mean "reformatted," or did you copy some backups back to it?

     

     

    The backup is still very slow, but otherwise normal -- no error messages, negative estimates, etc.  (The "Failed to hide extension" isn't really a problem, nor is "Ownership disabled."  The "CoreEndian" message means you've probably got a file from a different OS or processor, such as a PPC Mac, that didn't get converted properly, but that's a very minor issue).

     

    Are you connected via Ethernet cable or WIFI?  (It's best to do the first, full, backup via Ethernet if at all possible).

     

    Have you tried all the things in #D2 of Time Machine - Troubleshooting?

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Sorry.. I mean reformatted -ie  blank sheet - all backups deleted

     

    Connected via ethernet cable.  More than likely got a PPC Mac file.. had Macs for 20 years...

     

    Looked at D2 - Spotlight Not Indexing but this is first backup after upgrade to Lion.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Alex Nicholls wrote:

    . . .

    Looked at D2 - Spotlight Not Indexing but this is first backup after upgrade to Lion.

    Try the things in the green box.

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    checked and done all in Green box

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Then unless I've missed something, you've ruled out everything on your Mac.

     

    Thus, the problem must be on your network or the NAS.  Have you tried backing-up to a plain old external HD?

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    well - while I did the Disk Utility things, the back up paused.  Since I have done all that, everything was ok by the way, the backup time has gone from 3 days to 8 hours... so maybe just maybe I might actually be ok... THe support at Western Digital think it might be a bad area on the NAS, but I said I was willing to give this one more try before I have to send it back -they will only send me a reconditioned one... and I never trust anything reconditioned... in my experience they aren't reliable.  SO Watch this space. Will report back tomorrow to see how it all goes.

     

    This is the widget... - the progress bar seems now to be whizzing along....

     

    tarting standard backup

    Network destination already mounted at: /Volumes/TimeMachine

    Disk image already attached: /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle, DIHLDiskImageAttach returned: 35

    Disk image /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

    Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb

    345.89 GB required (including padding), 883.47 GB available

    Waiting for index to be ready (101)

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    well dare I say so far.... it backed up in hours rather than days.  Connected the NAS to the Netgear so the rest of the house can back up.... and seems ok from here too

     

    This is the widget report - crossing everything.... & THANK YOU SO MUCH

     

     

    Starting standard backup

    Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/TimeMachine using URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM CLEAN

    Disk image /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

    Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb

    1.02 GB required (including padding), 597.27 GB available

    Copied 3786 files (48.3 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    1.01 GB required (including padding), 597.27 GB available

    Copied 1309 files (37.2 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    Starting post-backup thinning

    No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist

    Backup completed successfully.

    Ejected Time Machine disk image.

    Ejected Time Machine network volume

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well a month on.... and here I am again....

     

    Starting standard backup

    Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/TimeMachine using URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM DIRTY

    Runtime corruption detected on /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle (fsck_hfs -q termination status: 3)

    Network destination already mounted at: /Volumes/TimeMachine

    Recovery backup declined by user.

    Backup canceled.

     

    and getting the same old same old

     

    Time machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine just create a new backup for you.

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

     

     

    FYI THIS WAS THE ONE BEFORE THE ABOVE

     

     

    Starting standard backup

    Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/TimeMachine using URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM CLEAN

    Disk image /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

    Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb

    1.08 GB required (including padding), 275.55 GB available

    Copied 5748 files (285.0 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    933.4 MB required (including padding), 275.55 GB available

    Copied 3517 files (162.2 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    Starting post-backup thinning

    Found partially deleted backup - trying again to delete: 2012-05-04-162454

    Deleted /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Alex/2012-05-04-162454 (116.0 KB)

    Deleted /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Alex/2012-05-04-222035 (12.7 MB)

    Deleted /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Alex/2012-05-04-212207 (19.3 MB)

    Deleted /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Alex/2012-05-04-202422 (126.8 MB)

    Deleted /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Alex/2012-05-04-192135 (21.4 MB)

    Post-back up thinning complete: 5 expired backups removed

    Backup completed successfully.

    Ejected Time Machine disk image.

    Ejected Time Machine network volume.

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)

    Scrap TimeMachine, quit fighting it.

     

     

    Follow this first on a couple of new blank external drives

     

    Reducing bad sectors effect on hard drives

     

     

    Next follow the clone proceedure here

     

    Most commonly used backup methods explained

     

     

    You really don't need "undelete" ability if your careful and TM is nothing but problematic.

     

     

    Of course your issue might be your data on your boot drive may be corrupted now, as well as the TimeMachine, so that will have to be fixed first on your boot drive before you clone obviously.

     

    Perhaps a #20 fresh install. clean up everything, the make a couple of clones.

     

    Step by Step to fix your Mac

     

     

    Needless to say I don't have any issues, I don't use TM and I've zeroed all my hard drives and have 4 clones.

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Seems it must be a monthly thing - having started again a month ago.. ie starting a new back up ... here we are again = same effing message Time Machine completed a verfication etc etc... Why does it happen once a month!

     

    It went from this on Friday -

     

    Starting standard backup

    Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/TimeMachine using URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM CLEAN

    Disk image /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

    Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb

    1.74 GB required (including padding), 116.60 GB available

    Copied 147.4 MB of 917.1 MB, 3075 of 3075 items

    Copied 295.0 MB of 917.1 MB, 11352 of 11352 items

    Copied 707.2 MB of 917.1 MB, 12573 of 12573 items

    Copied 12573 files (721.2 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    Backup canceled.

    Ejected Time Machine disk image.

    Ejected Time Machine network volume.

     

     

    a few hours later it was this

     

    Starting standard backup

    Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/TimeMachine using URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM CLEAN

    Disk image /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

    Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb

    694.5 MB required (including padding), 117.07 GB available

    Bulk setting Spotlight attributes failed.

    Copied 2887 files (29.4 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    716.4 MB required (including padding), 117.04 GB available

    Bulk setting Spotlight attributes failed.

    Bulk setting Spotlight attributes failed.

    Bulk setting Spotlight attributes failed.

    Bulk setting Spotlight attributes failed.

    Bulk setting Spotlight attributes failed.

    Copied 48.2 MB of 48.2 MB, 2066 of 2066 items

    Copied 2078 files (48.2 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    Starting post-backup thinning

    Deleted /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Alex/2012-06-07-075332 (27.7 MB)

    Post-back up thinning complete: 1 expired backups removed

    Backup completed successfully.

    Ejected Time Machine disk image.

    Ejected Time Machine network volume.

     

    & then this today

     

    Starting standard backup

    Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/TimeMachine using URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM DIRTY

    Runtime corruption detected on /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex.sparsebundle (fsck_hfs -q termination status: 3)

    Network destination already mounted at: /Volumes/TimeMachine

    Recovery backup declined by user.

    Backup canceled.

     

    HELP!

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Alex Nicholls wrote:

     

    Seems it must be a monthly thing - having started again a month ago.. ie starting a new back up ... here we are again = same effing message Time Machine completed a verfication etc etc... Why does it happen once a month!

    TM does a very quick check on every backup; once a month, it does a longer, complete verification.  That's where it's finding something wrong.

     

    See #C13 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting, especially the pink box.


  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    verified using disk utility Hard Drive fine. Sparse bundle... not so - but Repair is greyed out.

     

    Verifying volume “Time Machine Backups”

    Checking file systemChecking Journaled HFS Plus volume.

    Detected a case-sensitive volume.

    Checking extents overflow file.

    Checking catalog file.

    Checking multi-linked files.

    Incorrect number of file hard links

    Checking catalog hierarchy.

    Checking extended attributes file.

    Checking multi-linked directories.

    Checking volume bitmap.

    Checking volume information.

    The volume Time Machine Backups was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.

    Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Click Repair Disk.

     


  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Alex Nicholls wrote:

     

    Sparse bundle... not so - but Repair is greyed out.

    That means OSX has already determined that Disk Utility can't fix it. 

     

    Your only option is to erase the TC's HD (see #Q5 in Using Time Machine with a Time Capsule)

    and let Time Machine start over (connect vai Ethernet cable -- it will be 2-3 times faster than via WIFI).

     

    See the pink box in #C13 of Time Machine - Troubleshooting for some possible ways to prevent it from happening again.

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Still got problems.  Had a new hard drive in between and thank the lord my Time Machine backup actually worked and saved the day.  However, that was  a month ago.... and guess what I got today.....

     

    A message saying...

     

    Time Machine could not delete the backup disk image “/Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex’s MacBook Pro.purgeable”

     

    This is what the widget says...

     

    Starting standard backup

    Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/TimeMachine using URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine

    QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM DIRTY

    Runtime corruption detected on /Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex’s MacBook Pro.sparsebundle (fsck_hfs -q termination status: 3)

    Network destination already mounted at: /Volumes/TimeMachine

    Recovery backup requested by user.

    Failed to remove file://localhost/Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex%E2%80%99s%20MacBook%20Pro.purgeable/, error: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=4 "“Alex’s MacBook Pro.purgeable” couldn’t be removed." UserInfo=0x7fa1a1100280 {NSFilePath=/Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex’s MacBook Pro.purgeable, NSUserStringVariant=(

    Backup failed with error: 44

     

    ARHHHHHHHHH