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

    Sounds like you got this one earlier:

     

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    Once you get that one, you can't continue backing-up to those backups.  See #P3 in Using Time Machine with a Time Capsule.

     

     

    Your best bet now is to erase the TC's internal HD.     See the green box in #Q5 in the same link if you're not sure how to do that.


  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Well... here we go again....

     

    Latest little nuggett after weeks of quiet...

     

    Time Machine could not complete the backup

    The backup disk image “/Volumes/TimeMachine/Alex’s MacBook Pro.sparsebundle” is already in use.

     

    ARHHHHHHH

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

    Not a biggie.  Sometimes after using the TM browser, the sparse bundle doesn't get unmounted.

     

    See if it's listed in the Finder sidebar or on your desktop;  if so, just eject it.

     

    If not, see #C12 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting.

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Ok - rebooted. No sign of it in my finder.

     

    One strange thing which I have contactd WD about is that when I went onto my external Hard Drive - MyBookLive - the three back ups that were there yesterday, have gone and I now have a 'sharepoint' and no Backups.  Finder can see them if I click on the HD - all three separate sparse bundles... but on the dashboard of the WD they have gone.  This might be why it can't back up... watch this space.

     

    Still get the same message....

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

    Yeah, NASs have a way of complicating things. 

     

    You may have to reset the NAS.  I'm not familair with them, but from what I read here, at least some WDs have a reset button and a default password.  That may reset the connection to the NAS.  But check WD's instructions and/or website first.

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    rebooted WD Mybooklive... seems to have sorted itself out...

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    and again two weeks later... arh!  Found out the NAS had been updated and they bundle all the backups into one space = but you can select what you need if you should need it.

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    yay... here we go again ... the usual = but this time I can see I have two backups - the same!  no wonder it's confused.  What do i do now?   I have two backups one called TimeMachine and one called Timemachinebackup.  Arhhh!

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

    It's the same thing mounted twice.

     

    The names (at the top) are the same.

    The Server address is the same.

    Everything in the General section is the same.

     

    The "-1" in the Name & Extension box is used when the same volume is mounted twice.

     

    In this case, probably once for a backup to be performed, and again for you to look at the backups.  The backup process runs as the "root" user (with permission to everything), but looking at the backups is done as whatever user you're logged-on to, with that user's permissions.

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

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    Then why when I try and connect is there "TimeMachine" and Timemachinebackup to chose from. and it want's me to start again as per... had a few hard drive issues that Disk Utility sorted out and had to force quite so many times from various applications and my machine was backing up at the time.

     

    How can get rid of one and keep the other.  And will I have to 'start' again YET AGAIN!

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

    Try ejecting and reconnecting.

     

    But part of this may be the way your NAS is set up -- does it have multiple users or accounts?  If so, that may be at least part of the problem.

     

    And/or there may be something like an alias on the NAS.

     

    Your best bet may be to re-check your setup vs. the instructions, and/or check with WD.

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    disconnected. still both there. I think I am just going to bite the bullet and start again. Luckily I don't have anything on there that is only on there - We have three machines that back up to this - so I'll have to set them all up. Grrrr - it does my head in -

     

    not helped by

     

    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 declined by user.

    Backup canceled.

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

    Alex Nicholls wrote:

    . . .

    I think I am just going to bite the bullet and start again.

    You may not have to do that.

     

    QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM DIRTY

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

    That means the file system wasn't unmounted cleanly; ie, was disconnected while in process.  It did not attempt any repairs.

     

    Recovery backup declined by user.

    Did you get a prompt about trying to repair the backups?   That might be preferable to erasing and starting over.

  • Alex Nicholls Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    sadly no prompt to repair.  Tried to re connect and got this 

     

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

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

    Then you might want to try repairing the backups, per #A5 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting.