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Boulder Guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Recently upgraded to Mavericks from Lion 10.7.5 (took 14 hr.). Since then, when I enter Time Machine (without being connected to my external backup drive) I get a notification "your time machine backup disc can not be found". The only options given are to "set up time machine" (which I have done) or "cancel". My previous backups to my external hard drive are shown in the back ground but can not be opened and there are no hourly or weekly backups shown.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), upgraded from Lion 10.7.5
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (155,660 points)

    when I enter Time Machine (without being connected to my external backup drive) I get a notification "your time machine backup disc can not be found".

     

    What are you expecting to happen?

  • Boulder Guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am new to Mac & don't have much knowledge in this area. It seems that before the upgrade and what I am expecting is when I enter Time Machine that I could actually see and access the the hourly, weekly, and previous backups without  having to connect to my external backup drive...currently I can not. Perhaps I am wrong in what I'm expecting?

  • Boulder Guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the responses. I have read the link and believe I understand. However; at any given time when entering Time Machine (without connection to the external backup), this is what I see and cannot open the "today or current".

    Screen Shot 2014-01-25 at 8.33.04 AM.png

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (155,660 points)

    Connect the backup drive, then open the Time Machine preference pane, unlock the settings, and delete the backup destination. Add it back.

  • Boulder Guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Had done this before but tried it again following your exact instructions. I also did  did a restart before reinstalling the drive. I get the same result as before. All back ups are accessible while the backup drive is plugged in but when disconnected Time Machine does not seem to be functioning and none of the previous backups are accessible.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (155,660 points)

    We seem to be talking about two different issues here. It's normal that the snapshots on the backup drive are unavailable when the drive isn't connected. But you should stil be able to access local snapshots, as described in the above-linked support article. Can you?

  • Boulder Guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No I can not. Maybe I have provided to much information in my effots to be thorough. But that is my concern...I cannot access the locals. The Time Machine itself does not seem to be functioning.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (155,660 points)

    I see now that your screenshot shows no local snapshots. Your profile shows that you have a MacBook Pro. Is that accurate? If it is, did you follow any instructions to disable local snapshots?

  • Boulder Guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes. MacBook Pro with Lion 10.7.5 upgraded to Mavericks OS X 10.9.1. No I have not done anything that I know of to disable local snapshots. I have made sure Time Machine is turned on and there dosen't appear to be anything in "options" that I could tick or untick that would affect locals.

    I'm leaning towards an issue with the Mavericks upgrade that has caused this because there were no Time Machine problems before installing Mavericks.  ??

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (155,660 points)

    If you have more than one user account, you must be logged in as an administrator to carry out these instructions.

     

    Please triple-click anywhere in the line below on this page to select it:

    sudo tmutil enablelocal

     

    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard by pressing the key combination command-C.

     

    Launch the built-in Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

    Paste into the Terminal window by pressing the key combination command-V. I've tested these instructions only with the Safari web browser. If you use another browser, you may have to press the return key after pasting. You'll be prompted for your login password. Nothing will be displayed when you type it. If you don’t have a login password, you’ll need to set one before you can run the command. You may get a one-time warning to be careful. Confirm. You don't need to post the warning.

       

    If you see a message that your username "is not in the sudoers file," then you're not logged in as an administrator. Log in as one and start over.

    Wait for a new line ending in a dollar sign ($) to appear below what you entered. You can then quit Terminal. Local snapshots should start to be made when the backup volume is not connected.

  • Boulder Guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well I thought it had worked. Immediately after following your instructions and upon entering TM, there was an additional snapshot visable (2 total). So I waited an hour to see if TM would generate another. Now I can not enter TM at all. I just get a notifcation pop up saying "your Time Machine backup disk can't be found." I connected the backup drive, deleted the backup destination, added it back and then disconnected the external drive. Then tried to enter TM but can not.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (155,660 points)

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.

     

    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left. If you don't see that menu, select

    View Show Log List

    from the menu bar.

     

    Click the Clear Display icon in the toolbar. Then try the action that you're having trouble with again. Select any messages that appear in the Console window. Copy them to the Clipboard by pressing the key combination command-C. Paste into a reply to this message (command-V).

    When posting a log extract, be selective. In most cases, a few dozen lines are more than enough.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.

    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting.

  • Boulder Guy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    1/26/14 9:18:00.470 PM com.apple.backupd[594]: Error -35 while resolving alias to backup target

    1/26/14 9:19:30.937 PM com.apple.backupd[594]: Error -35 while resolving alias to backup target

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