Backup Drive acting up

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rsnacks, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. rsnacks macrumors newbie

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    The Backup drive on my Mac Pro is showing that it is nearly full (800+gb/1tb) but when I open the drive, there is on folder in it with less than 1mb of data in it. I have used Omnidisk to see if that would manage to see the hidden information, but to no avail. Has this happened to anyone? I have no idea whats going on. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Open DiskUtility, click "Repair Disk", and tell us what happens.
     
  3. rsnacks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have already tried repairing the disk. Didn't fix it.
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Repartition the disk and start again. It's a backup, so you will not lose any data by deleting it -- and it doesn't sound like it's been backing up successfully anyway.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    You could try Disk Warrior to rebuild the drive. I've used it to redo a lot of broken drives to get data off. But if it's a pure backup drive, perhaps it's best to wipe it and start again.
     
  6. DPUser macrumors 6502a

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    Do you really want to trust your backups to a flakey drive? Buy a new one (or, even better, two)and back up before it's too late.
     
  7. rsnacks thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. PowerPCMacMan macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like

    a pending hard drive that is about to fail. I would get a new drive and use CCC to backup your stuff.. If that drive goes, you will be screwed, ROYALLY! Driver Savers, while a data recovery service, is not the cheapest out there and depending on how much data you have it could number in the 1000s of dollars to recover it.

    GET A NEW HARD DRIVE while there is still time. Get Voltans Smart Utility and check the drive. If its failing, get a new drive immediately.
     

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