mac pro 4,1 need help after installing SSD...Time Machine not working

koban4max

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Hey guys..recently i purchased SSD EVO samsung...750gb...

After cloning and installing SSD...i keep getting a message that says that someone or something is affecting Time machine...
when i tried to enter time machine..it said that it cannot connect to time machine...it's weird..what should i do? i would hate to reinstall everything i had in this new SSD drive...audio apps and editing..
 
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sunnyj

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can you post screen shots of the errors? this may be a stupid question, but did you try unplugging the time machine for a couple of minutes?... i just cloned my owc ssd to my new samsung evo and i had no issues with time machine backups.
 

costabunny

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Have you tried removing your time machine location from the settings and then reselecting it? First time i cloned to a new disk i had to do this and then it prompted me to continue with my existing TM backups or start fresh.
 

koban4max

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can you post screen shots of the errors? this may be a stupid question, but did you try unplugging the time machine for a couple of minutes?... i just cloned my owc ssd to my new samsung evo and i had no issues with time machine backups.
how would i unplug time machine...? i have nothing...
when i click time machine it leads me to desktop files and then quickly kicks me out.
 

costabunny

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how would i unplug time machine...? i have nothing...
when i click time machine it leads me to desktop files and then quickly kicks me out.
Where are your Time Machine backups stored? Do you have a Time Capsule, or an external Hard Disk (or were you using an internal Disk)?
 

koban4max

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Did you change your user name?
is it necessary?

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Where are your Time Machine backups stored? DO you have a Time Capsule, or an external HAard Disk (or were you using an internal Disk)?
interesting that you mentioned that because i JUST noticed there was a disk being backed...but not sure where it was coming from...so i discontinued it ..and TM said choose a back up...

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Where are your Time Machine backups stored? Do you have a Time Capsule, or an external Hard Disk (or were you using an internal Disk)?
i have external HD...but it wasn't registered to back it up...so i am confused.

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oh by the way...I don't understand why I can't do reinstall when i pressed option button after resetting...it's weird...should it take me to drives..and there i can use disk utility? it's so weird...
 

costabunny

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is it necessary?

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interesting that you mentioned that because i JUST noticed there was a disk being backed...but not sure where it was coming from...so i discontinued it ..and TM said choose a back up...

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i have external HD...but it wasn't registered to back it up...so i am confused.
I would suggest this: Is it possible that you were using the internal disk to store your time machine backups previously? if so this could be the issue.

can you access the external disk and see if it has been used for time machine previously?
 

koban4max

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I would suggest this: Is it possible that you were using the internal disk to store your time machine backups previously? if so this could be the issue.

can you access the external disk and see if it has been used for time machine previously?
okay..so i plugged the external HD in and now it's asking me if i want to use this e-HD as backup..;
 

costabunny

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okay..so i plugged the external HD in and now it's asking me if i want to use this e-HD as backup..;
That suggests its possibly not been used for time machine before (thus suggesting your backups were on the internal disk before).

IF you say yes it will either set it up for a new Time Machine backup set; or if it has been used before it may prompt you to continue using previous backups
 
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