Problem backing up to time machine

Discussion in 'iMac' started by hohohong, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. hohohong macrumors 6502

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    I had a MBA for about 2 months now and a 1TB HD that is hooked up to the Extreme router.

    Just bought a mini and was trying to do back up. Set up the time machine to back up to the 1TB HD. The time machine logo is spinning (backing up), but it has being doing that for 24 hr?? And the status is always "preparing backup".

    So I hook up the HD straight to the USB of mini, but still the same,.... what's wrong?
     
  2. hohohong thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. hohohong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Problem solved

    I figured out the problem.

    Everytime when I reboot the mini, a "Where is System Events?" window will pop up. I thought it was a bluetooth firmware update as that was the active program when the window pop up.

    I googled it and found out that I have to go to:

    /System/Library/CoreServices/System Events.app

    And once that's done, I can update my time machine.

    I post this so that anyone else with the same problem can fix this issue easily.
     

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