3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 29, 2012 8:52 PM by baltwo
merriJME Level 1 (0 points)

I bought 2 2TB WD Passport Drives with the intention of housing my iTunes/iPhoto libraries off my older MacBook.  I have successfully transferred the Libraries to one and am using the other one for Time Machine.  In Snow Leopard I could back up my computer to Time Machine no problem but when I did not exclude the iTunes/iPhoto drive the back up fails.  Both drives have been reformatted, permissions repaired and checked in Disk Utility and one was replaced.  I have been to the Genius Bar now 5 times.  I have tried using USB drive and FireWire.  Both drives are recognized and are working properly otherwise regardless how they are connected.  Finally yesterday the Apple store installed Lion to see if that fixed the issue and it did not.  Time Machine successfully backed up a USB Flash drive, and today I will try an older external drive.  Any ideas on what else to try??? Do I have to resort to third party software like Carbon Copy Cloned to get this done?  Any ideas why this wont work?  I am using a FireWire converter but as I said, both drives are working normally otherwise (libraries working, time machine working for the computer's hard drive.  Any ideas would be appreciated!!?


MacBook 13 in, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 2 Ghz Intel Core Duo, 1 GB RAM
  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)

    See Pondini's TM FAQs, for starters.

  • merriJME Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much but none of that helped.  It was driving me crazy because it would back up another external drive.  I just changed the name of the drive from iPhoto/iTunes Library to Media Libraries and IT WORKED!! I guess for some reason it didn't like the drive being called iPhoto or iTunes ???? I don't understand but I have tried so many solutions and exchanging things out but the name change did it????!!!

    Thank you for your help and replying to this.  Guess I made my own issue!

  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)

    Thanks for the feedback. Sorry the link didn't help. I don't do TM or play with photos/music, so haven't a clue why it mucked up.