Please help me, MR! (Time Machine intervals)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by .fred, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. .fred macrumors regular

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    Ok, this is the last straw now, please help me.

    I tried to change the TM interval inside LaunchDaemons, but failed. Now, my TM has stopped backing up.

    Called Apple, and poor service tells me i cannot touch files in LaunchDaemons, so its NOT their responsiilty.

    So here i come to MR, the place for best Mac help. I'mm appealing to all to help me solve this.

    Unlike all files, this backupd-auto.plist file under Get Info tells me I have 'custom access'. The rest of the files, i can only read. Is there a terminal command to change this to make TM work again?

    Or can someone upload the plist file with the original permissions so i can download it and replace it?

    Please help me, thanks.
     
  2. VoidBoi macrumors regular

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    Just restore using Time Machine. :) Thats what I did.
     
  3. .fred thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hey VoidBoit, thanks a lot!

    Should i restart my computer?
     
  4. VoidBoi macrumors regular

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  5. .fred thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, did you encounter the same problem as me?

    I'm waiting to see if it works :apple:
     
  6. VoidBoi macrumors regular

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    I changed mine to always backup at 6am. It worked fine.
     
  7. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    How did you set-up for that back-up time?
     
  8. .fred thread starter macrumors regular

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    Could you pm me your MSN address please?

    Wanna know how you did it
     
  9. VoidBoi macrumors regular

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    Read up on creating launchdaemons. :) One of the best technologies Apple introduced with Tiger.
     
  10. VoidBoi macrumors regular

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    To restore your Time Machine settings:

    1. Restore /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-auto.plist from your Time Machine backup.

    2. sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-auto.plist

    3. sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.backupd-auto.plist

    Instead of 2 and 3 you can just reboot.
     

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