Backup 3.0?

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  1. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    Jee, yet another topic from me. lol i just got Tiger in so been tinkering and such. did a search on this subject and found nothing.

    when the new .Mac came like 2 weeks ago, they also released Backup 3.0. Well I already had backup 2.0 and my stuff backed up on an external HDD, but i got 3 and decided to give that a run.

    Well, i went to the custom backup, selected what I wanted, and had it go to my external, towards the end or what im presuming is the end, it gave me this error "The backup archives is in use and cannot be ejected"
    I get 3 options:
    Force Eject
    Stop Entire Backup
    try Again (being heighlighted)

    well ive tried try again and same error comes up. Force eject and Stop just mess it all up. So I thought, "hmm, maybe cause i had a backup from 2.0 on the main HDD", so i deleted that file, emptied trash can and tried again and I still get the same error. Any clue whats going wrong or what its even talkin about?

    I also know I have plenty of HDD space to back it up, I also turned off all the options for screen saver or HDD goin to sleep and power save and such in case those were some how getting in the way but no luck.
     
  2. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    Bump to this?

    When I tell it to backup the files I want, I see its near 30GB. But when the file is in my external hard drive, its 4GB everytime and it says Failed Backup attempt on so and so date on Backup 3.0 menue

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  3. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

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    How much are you backing up? And are you using the files that you are backing up, while you are backing them up? You can also do Apple+Shift+4 to select and area to do a screen shot. Or just Apple+Shift+3 to do a full screen shot. It makes PNG files that you can open with Preview and change the format if you want too.
     
  4. illegalprelude thread starter macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    ahhh hehe ty for the screen shot :D A pain to take it on my digital camera, then upload, resize, host and post lol alot to do for a picture.

    I am backing up nearly 30gb. I have nearly 70GB free on that external HDD so size shouldnt be a problem. You know, I thought the very exact thing and ive closed all the programs. except mail...ill try closing that too? :eek: and see how it goes
     

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