10.11.2 and TM

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by jasnw, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. jasnw macrumors 6502

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    Well, TM appears to be fixed and not fixed in 10.11.2. While TM does now appear to be backing up on an hourly schedule, it's having trouble on the access side. Each backup time shows two entries, either for the same time or one minute apart. When you exit TM you get several seconds of spinning beachball (or whatever it's called these days) before you get control of the cursor back. This ongoing story of things that worked (or at least kinda-sorta worked) at one time suddenly going sideways in a new release is getting real old.

    This on a 2012 MBA that had El Capitan 10.11.1 clean installed.
     
  2. weinschela macrumors regular

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    This is not what I am seeing. MacPro (2012). I have entries that are about one hour apart, with no double entries, and exit from TM was nearly instantaneous, with no beach ball.
     
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  4. weinschela macrumors regular

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    Dear Mike: Sorry but all I did was say I was not seeing the same thing as the OP, not challenging, not flaming, actually trying to be helpful, and certainly not trying to start an argument. Knowing whether a problem is isolated or widespread is useful and a good use of the forum IMHO, but if I am wrong about that, please say so.
     
  5. flowrider macrumors 601

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    HUH???????

    Lou
     
  6. Max(IT) Suspended

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    maybe some deleted posts you can't see anymore ....

    BTW on my Macs TM is working fine since 10.11.0 release
     
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    Wellll... I thought I was free from any TM errors but today I had a friend over who doesn't back up – I know right – so I decided to show him the wonders of Time Machine, then discovered I can't restore anything or exit from it. I can browse my backups as much as I like but it looks like I'll have to use the power button to exit.

    10.11.2 upgrade from 10.11.1, no betas.

    Edit: Control+Option+Escape, restart, now can't reproduce error. Oh Apple.
     
  8. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Backups/Backups.backupdb/Stephen’s MacBook Pro/2015-12-11-204109.inProgress/7F1481D5-80E5-45EF-9BA8-97C32391C440
    No post-backup thinning needed: no expired backups exist
    Backup completed successfully.
    Ejected Time Machine disk image: /Volumes/Passport hdd-2/Stephen’s MacBook Pro.sparsebundle
    Ejected Time Machine network volume.
    Thanks tm working excellent via aes/external hdd
     
  9. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    I've not trusted Time Machine since Yosemite.
    See no reason to change today.
    SuperDuper! seems to do a reliable, if not quite so automatic, job.
    I'll take reliable over automatic every day.
     
  10. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    I like the idea of user duper, kept getting a virus alert whilst trying to download s/duper
     
  11. CoastalOR macrumors 68000

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    Super Duper is a good product, but I have a different preference.

    I recommend Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) which I have used since OS 10.4. I like that CCC will prompt to also clone the Recovery partition during the first clone. Super Duper does not provide that service, so a clone from a Super Duper clone to a blank drive would not have the Recovery partition.
    Here is the CCC instructions pdf if you want more informations about the features.
     
  12. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, there's that possibility too.
    I don't think the SuperDuper! fans and the CCC fans have ever fought a war, but we have our preferences.
    It's nice that the market is big enough to support two decent products, beyond what Apple offers for our consternation.

    There was a time when Time Machine "just plain worked", but I haven't seen that in a while, and do not like the idea of running around without at least a double or triple redundant backup scheme.
     
  13. navaira macrumors 68040

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  14. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Used carbon Copy cloner previous 2011L macbook..couldn't get the backups working via aes/external hdd ridiculously difficult to setup
     
  15. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Ha thanks, super duper was the only programme I didn't find via google search.
    It was Softonic that brought up the virus alert, might give super duper a try later today.
     
  16. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    +1 for CCC! Never used anything else! The creation of the RP is one of the many treats in this program.

    Saved my bacon many times, so highly recommended specially now with those flaky updates/grades by Apple!

    Cheers
     
  17. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Did you read the manual? What are your troubles setting up CCC???

    Cheers
     
  18. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Iv'e never read a manual, ccc doesn't see my network or external hdd, TM does as does Super duper-automatically-ccc doesn't.
     
  19. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Very strange behaviour indeed! Any network sniffers and/or blockers active on your system?

    Did you ever dropped a ticket at Bombich? Their support is great!

    Cheers
     
  20. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    I knew it was a while ago....Saturday, 28 December 2013 at 18:37-Bombich Software Sales <mailer@fastspring.com>
     
  21. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    And?
     
  22. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

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    It is a nice feature but to my knowledge Apple doesn't provide an official way to clone recovery, I wonder if doing so unofficially has any drawbacks?


    As for the topic I got fed up with Time Machine and I am ditching it permanently, it was unreliable in 10.10 until 10.10.5 fixed most of the problems but now with 10.11.0-10.11.2 I can't restore files from backup... Details in this thread.

    Fortunately I was prudent enough to use SuperDuper as my main backup and Time Machine only as a secondary so I am not going to be missing it.

    Time Machine is a very nice idea but the way Apple has implemented it means I cannot trust it. Unless Apple improves it dramatically I won't be using it ever again.
     
  23. randomgeeza macrumors regular

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    I'll second that... IMHO by far the best backup app out there...
     
  24. Weaselboy Moderator

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    They actually do... a clone (restore) with Disk Utility will bring over the recovery partition as will a restore from a local Time Machine backup (since 10.7.2).
     
  25. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Does ccc copy OS X recovery partition to hdd via wifi when I had to select my home folder as ccc advised I couldn't copy hdd as it was previously used for TM
     

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