I have been trying for DAYS to get my Macbook Pro backed up to Time Machine (on a brand new external). I kept getting a 'error in transfer or copying' type message when it would quite. I repaired disk permissions and reformatted the brand new drive each time before trying again to extended journaled but that didn't seem to help. Finally I came across the time machine buddy thing and downloaded that. My first run came across several -36 errors saying as the one below. I hunted down each file to see what was up and it appears they were corrupt. The moment I clicked on them the finder would crash. So I found that I can get away with quickly sending each one to the trash and deleting them. So I hunted them down (random files everywhere), deleted, then tried again.
Then time machine would quite again with a whole new list of files. So I'd hunt those down and repeat just to find it continue doing the same thing. It was pretty wierd because I'm starting to wonder if Time Machine is the one causing them to be corrupt in the first place. It could be totally not the case but it seems wierd that I suddenly have so many corrupt files with some of them being pretty recent that I swear I didn't have troubles with. But I could be wrong.
Anyways, I decided to purchase the download version of Disk Warrior to see if that could fix anything. So I ran all the available tools there (from a different startup disk of course) and fixed everything it found. Tried Time Machine again and nothing. Same issue.
Then I ran the "verify disk" to see if I might have errors there but it came up clean.
Here is the latest which added a couple different errors this time:
Starting standard backup
Backing up to: /Volumes/J's Macbook Pro 2012 TM/Backups.backupdb
Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: Macintosh HD
No pre-backup thinning needed: 203.80 GB requested (including padding), 813.56 GB available
Waiting for index to be ready (910 > 0)
Error: (-36) SrcErr:YES Copying /Users/john/Downloads/backup-12.1.2011_21-49-09_blue.tar to (null)
Error: (-36) SrcErr:NO Copying /Users/john/Downloads/backup-12.1.2011_21-49-09_blue.tar to /Volumes/J's Macbook Pro 2012 TM/Backups.backupdb/johnwork/2012-05-02-211645.inProgress/A2CB9F94-4DDB-4118-8F 1F-0D3DEBB94252/Macintosh HD/Users/john/Downloads
Error: (-8062) SrcErr:NO Copying /Users/john/Downloads/backup-12.1.2011_21-49-09_bluevisi.tar to /Volumes/J's Macbook Pro 2012 TM/Backups.backupdb/jwork/2012-05-02-211645.inProgress/A2CB9F94-4DDB-4118-8F1F- 0D3DEBB94252/Macintosh HD/Users/john/Downloads
Copied 924 files (1.8 GB) from volume Macintosh HD.
Copy stage failed with error:11
Backup failed with error: 11
It seems like it's never going to run out of errors from the files and I'm gonna be deleting a bagillion files before ever seeing success. That is if Time Machine isn't the one causing the issue in the first place. Any suggestions on this one? Is there something I can run that will search out all the corrupt files and repair or seperate them for me. There has to be something cause this is crazy...
Also, I don't know what the new errors even are like -8062.