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  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Mar 29, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to Alex Nicholls)

    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?

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Mar 29, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to Alex Nicholls)

    Alex Nicholls wrote:

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

    Try the things in the green box.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Mar 29, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to Alex Nicholls)

    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?

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    May 8, 2012 10:31 AM (in response to Alex Nicholls)

    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.

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 7:10 AM (in response to Alex Nicholls)

    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.


  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Jun 9, 2012 5:12 PM (in response to Alex Nicholls)

    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.

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