New logic board, now Time machine drive not recognized

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rockinrocker, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    My '08 Mac Pro got it's logic board replaced last week because it wasn't seeing all the RAM I had installed, and now it's not recognizing my Time Machine drive as a Time Machine drive.

    The drive mounts fine (internal bay 4), all the stuff is still on it, I can still read/write to other folders on the drive. When I go into Time Machine it just shows that there're no back ups. When it tries to do a backup it just says "Backup failed".

    I ran disc utility and repaired permissions, still no dice.

    Any other ideas?


    Edit: Running 10.5.8
  2. cmaier macrumors G4

    Jul 25, 2007
    Happened to me, too. I had to hack the name of some directory on the time machine drive to match my new motherboard's mac (?) address. I think what I did was set up a new time machine location, then stopped the first backup, and hacked some names in terminal. I'm afraid I don't remember the details.
  3. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    Thanks for the reply, but I'm afraid I'm not too good with Terminal.

    Any other suggestions?
  4. IMSAI8080 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2010
    Try copying the contents of Backups.backupdb out of that folder, and then back into that folder.
  5. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040


    Aug 8, 2007
    Takamatsu, Japan
    Well, it's not as hard as you might think in case you change your mind.

    There are step-by-step directions here. :)
  6. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    Huh, that actually doesn't look too bad.

    So did you actually try that? It sounds like some of the folks over there had mixed results...

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