You should be able to attach it filing a bug report. I have done that several times.Hahaha! we nailed it! Thanks for the confirmation. I tried to send the file to Apple but they do not accept any files by e-mail and there is no web site that I can drop it. I arranged another phone call for wednesday. I will ask for the method of file transfer then.
I am also experiencing this issue. I have an 2x8TB RAID1 enclosure connected by USB-C (via a USB hub). Time machine has failed twice now. I contacted Apple Care online and one of the steps he suggested was resetting NVRAM and SMC. I am reluctant to do that because I think it has nothing to do with the issue? Has anyone tried those steps? I see one or two people claim a fresh install has worked for them -- should I try that? I'd really like to start backing up my stuff.
Also, are you people all having trouble with encrypted or non-encrypted backups? For me, I've been doing encrypted backups.
My machine will crash, and then if I enter the time machine password, it will crash again. I cannot enter my time machine password without my macbook immediately crashing.
Setting up a clean install does not change anything for me. NVRAM and SMC advice ist like "I have no further idea...", so some people tried without success. My Time Machine backup was not encrypted btw.
I'm already on my 2nd MBP. Picked up last Wednesday and swapped it for another model 2 days later after experiencing crashing while my laptop backs up via Time Machine to an external HD. Computer freezes up during data transfer and refuses to acknowledge my inputs. Then crashes and restarts itself.
This is now my 2nd laptop and I'm experiencing the exact same issue. Weird thing is, I was able to do my initial Time Machine backup with no problems.
Anyone else experiencing this?
That is not a solution. I am using a direct cable already (USB-C both ends).Ive had the exact same problem and have posted a solution in another thread I started:
Basically the solution is not to use an adapter/dongle but get a direct cable.
I'm having the same problem. My 13" macbook pro with touchbar crashes when using Time Machine trying to backup to an external drive. I opened a case last week with Apple but no response. I'm about ready to return the machine and go back to my 2012 macbook pro. It worked like a charm..
Just posted a link to this on Reddit. Hoping it might start to get some attention now that Mike (CCC author) has weighed in.
Here's my update. So apple support wanted me to reformat my new MBP and following the reloading of 10.12 from the network, perform a TM backup. I figured this would work, for the size was small (4GB), and crashes seem to happen when 200GB or more had transferred. As expected, it did work just fine with multiple external HDs I tested. I then wanted to test it with a larger backup, so I copied 8 movies into the documents folder, duplicated that folder 7-8 times to about 300GB. I then formatted an external western digital drive (USB3.0), used a 3rd party (Aukey) USB-C to USB converter and set Time Machine loose. About an 1.5 hours later, TM had successfully backed up my clean OS (+ movies) MBP, 341GB worth. Now I'm left wondering what files inside by old MBP which I brought into the new machine initially through a TM restore, resulted in the crashing issue. Perhaps it's not a function of sheer data transfer (341GB is larger than my previous TM crashing experience), perhaps I have files larger than 4GB movies that are the issue (which jives with the crashes a video editor user talked about when moving files between drives). Next up will be to migration assistant to again bring my files across and see what happens....