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GeryAT Level 1 (0 points)

I have foloowed Pondinis.org tips re actions after a complete restore (switched off LaCie, deleted psi-fil on HD) but it is still not working - any suggestions how I can make my backups run again? Thx


Aperture 3, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • GeryAT Level 1 (0 points)

    that's the new message I get now: The backup disk image “/Volumes/LaCie-1/Gertrud Angerer Tschopp’s MacBook Pro.sparsebundle” is already in use.

  • LaPastenague Level 8 (48,834 points)

    This is standard Lion and ML issues.

     

    See C12, http://pondini.org/TM/Troubleshooting.html

     

    A simple reboot of the TC or backup disk usually fixes it.

  • GeryAT Level 1 (0 points)

    Thx - did the eject thing...and now have to wait if the backup finally works...thx for pointing me to the pondini section!

  • GeryAT Level 1 (0 points)

    so I am back at square one - same message I do receive since I did a full restore of my laptop from the time machine backup -

    This backup is too large for the backup disk. The backup requires 248.04 GB but only 212.07 GB are available.

    Latest successful backup: 27.12.12 at 18:39

     

    So this morning I have followed pondinis tips switching off the TC and reconnecting it - I also seem to have no backups available after my complete restore, but I am sure they are somewhere on the TC.

  • LaPastenague Level 8 (48,834 points)

    It is something you probably need to archive off the old backups and start over.. once you have restored there really should not be stuff you need again.. but archive is only available in v5 firmware.

     

    You can copy the sparsebundle to another location though manually.. and in fact that might be faster.

     

    See Q18 in pondini FAQ.

     

    Then do an erase in the TC. quick one.

     

    And start over with a fresh clean backup.

  • Pondini Level 8 (38,740 points)

    GeryAT wrote:

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    This backup is too large for the backup disk. The backup requires 248.04 GB but only 212.07 GB are available.

    That sounds like it's trying to do a full backup -- if there's roughly 210 GB on your system (Time Machine adds 20% or so for workspace).

     

    If so, and you did a full restore (by starting from your Recovery HD), Time Machine should have automatically "associated" your restored internal HD with the old backups.  It sounds like it didn't, and is treating it as a different one. 

     

    You may be able to manually tell it to "associate" the restored disk with the old backups, per #B6 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting.  You'll  need the procedure in the pink box there.

  • GeryAT Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi - I just tried doing what you suggest, locating the "old" backups is somehow tricky, it seems that I only have newer once (after the restore event) - I located the backup folder by typing Got to Folder => /volume and the screen shoot shows what I get, there is also a time machine back up icon on my desktop (I assume that appeared when I double clicked the sparce bundle file)...OMG I am so lost here, I am a bloody laptop user, no IT gen at all here I am afraight;) volume.jpg

  • Pondini Level 8 (38,740 points)

    GeryAT wrote:

     

    Hi - I just tried doing what you suggest, locating the "old" backups is somehow tricky, it seems that I only have newer once (after the restore event) - I located the backup folder by typing Got to Folder => /volume and the screen shoot shows what I get,

    The MobileBackups folder contains only the Local Snapshots -- on your internal HD.  Not what you want.

     

    there is also a time machine back up icon on my desktop

    Those are your "real" backups, on your Time Capsule.  If it's still there, select that and double-click it to open it.  Then you'll see another Backups.backupdb folder, like the one in the pink box in #B6.

     

    If it's not still there, follow the instructions in the green box of #B6 to get it back.

  • GeryAT Level 1 (0 points)

    Thx - tried it - though I could perform the pink as well as the green box from B6 the message from the terminal was indicating that something (there is no snapshot) is not working. attached the message (the backup performed afterwards did still not work). Looking at the backup folders it still seems to me that I still did not find the former backups before the restore Dec 27th. Sorry for running circles here. Gnot a snapshot volume.jpg

  • Pondini Level 8 (38,740 points)

    There are no backups shown.  Inside the "Home Computer" folder should be a whole series of date-stamped folders.

     

    Is there only the one sparse bundle?  If not, eject that one and try the other.

     

    If there's only one, it may be damaged.  Try repairing it, per #A5 in the Time Machine - Troubleshooting link.

  • GeryAT Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi - I am running the "verify backup" currently and let you know - thx for helping so engaged!

  • Pondini Level 8 (38,740 points)

    Sure -- that's my excuse for taking frequent breaks (very frequent) from tree cutting!  Just gotta get the driveway clear before the rain arrives. 

  • GeryAT Level 1 (0 points)

    So, miracle there was the xpected "seems ok" message when running the Disk Utility. So should I now try the Terminal thing again - B6 pink box? THXUtility_RepairDisk.jpg

  • Pondini Level 8 (38,740 points)

    Yup, if it now shows backups, and your internal HD, like in the sample in #B6.

     

    I'm a bit skeptical, though, since it doesn't show actually fixing anything.

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