I can no longer back up to my G Drive mobile usb backup after down loading Mojave

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  1. bigchief macrumors 6502a

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    I have been backing up my MacBook pro to this portable back drive ever since I bought this late 2013 Mac and have not had any problems with it before Mojave. I ran first aid on the G Drive and also on the Mac and it did not solve the problem.

    Anyone have any suggestions that I might try. By the way I am not very tech savvy
     
  2. bigchief thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK I have tried everything and apparently my G Drive portable backup is no longer working.

    Please give me some suggestions on what would be the best 1TB portable backup for a MacBook Pro. The G Drive lasted 4 years.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Can you plug the G drive into A DIFFERENT Mac?
    Does it suddenly come alive then?
     
  4. bigchief thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your reply. The G Drive will back up to a certain point Like 50 gb out of 85 GB and then it will stop saying the back up failed. I have erased the G Dive several times and it stop down loading at the same spot every time. I'm thinking I need a new backup hard drive.
     
  5. goslowjoe macrumors regular

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    I had some issues backing up as well, then found a tip somewhere else - format the drive as MacOS Extended, Case Sensitive, Journaled. This sorted it out immediately on three misbehaving drives - Time Capsule, external HDD as well as external SSD.
     
  6. bigchief thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank's for your reply. I will try that when I get home tonight. Did Mojave cause this problem?
     
  7. bigchief thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    goslowjoe, YOU DA MAN, that worked! Thanks so much!
     
  8. goslowjoe macrumors regular

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    You're welcome! Never had the problem before upgrading to Mojave.
     

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