It's simple, you need more space.
You can restore to an external disk too.
Thank you. I did what you said and was able to copy the iPhoto library to an external hd. I tested it and it works.
I then deleted iPhoto file from Mac hd. Then I tried to restore my iPhoto file from yesterday using tm. This did not work as I keep getting error 36 messages that the restore can not be completed and tm shuts off.
So I have my current messed up iPhoto library on an external drive, no iPhoto library on my Mac hd and time machine files that became corrupted at some point.
My goal is to restore my I photo library to how it was last night.
Any further advice.
Thank you very much. I'm very happy I backed up my file onto an external hd. I'm keeping that safe, for sure.