2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2012 7:46 PM by IL mac
IL mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

2008 imac kept crashing (shutdown and restart) during first backup after upgraded to mountain lion. The backup size was about 10GB but time machine crashed after a while (at most 2GB) and never completed backup. So, I don't have any backup since right before I upgraded from Lion. Any suggestion?

iMac 2.4 GHz
  • Wile_ecj Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    No suggestions, but I have the same problem on a 2012 MacBook Pro. I leave it over night to backup and wake up to it saying there was a problem and it rebooted.

  • IL mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Something strange happened. I was able to get time machine to work by going out to the login screen (the account kept logged in) and let it run the backup with the screen off (screen auto off after a few min). I tried it on two different external drives and that did the trick on both. Since the initial Mountain Lion backup was huge (155 GB), I was quite surprise that it worked at all. I assume your MBP was a Lion to ML. I also just did a 2012 MBP upgrade but that one was smoother. I did not recall having crashing issue. One thing I did find during this was that my WD passport USB drive was corrupted. Not sure it was the cause or not. I had to erase and reformat to get it back to work. Maybe do a verify disk to confirm. Good luck.