Problem with TimeCapsule

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MikeTadd, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. MikeTadd Guest

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    #1
    I seem to be having a problem with my Time Capsule.

    It works for a while, then just doesnt continue its backups. Just says Preparing backup and nothing else, for hours!

    Have tried wiping out starting again, but give it a couple of weeks and back to the start.

    Anyone had anything similar???
     
  2. Shawnstra macrumors regular

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    I had preparing backup for ages too. The trick, just keep waiting. Sometimes it takes some time so let it do its thing, especially after you have installed new programs/copied large files.
     
  3. Cousin Dirk macrumors 6502a

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    Mine does that often too.

    I also find that when I click on the Time Capsule on the Finder sidebar it takes absolutely ages for it to connect to see the files on the drive.
     
  4. MikeTadd thread starter Guest

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    wonder if there is a problem with timecapsule and long term use???
     
  5. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    Instead of doing backups over AirPort, try using a wired Ethernet connection for a while. The speed boost of doing so may help sort things out better.

    Also, check Console (/Applications/Utilities/Console.app) and do a log filter for backupd. There may be some useful information in there regarding why the backups are taking so long.
     
  6. MikeTadd thread starter Guest

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    Did that, and got the following returned:

    Jun 21 13:59:47 mikeysmacbook /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[244]: Not starting automatic backup, running on non-AC power source.
    Jun 21 16:24:48 mikeysmacbook /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[220]: Backup requested by user
    Jun 21 16:24:48 mikeysmacbook /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[220]: Starting standard backup
    Jun 21 16:24:58 mikeysmacbook /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[220]: Mounted network destination using URL: afp://Mikey@NetStore.local/NetStore
    Jun 21 16:24:58 mikeysmacbook /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[220]: Backup destination mounted at path: /Volumes/NetStore
    Jun 21 16:25:03 mikeysmacbook /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[220]: Disk image /Volumes/NetStore/Mikey’s MacBook_0017f2338b8d.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Backup of Mikey’s MacBook
    Jun 21 16:25:03 mikeysmacbook /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[220]: Backing up to: /Volumes/Backup of Mikey’s MacBook/Backups.backupdb
    Jun 21 16:25:05 mikeysmacbook /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[220]: Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: Macintosh HD
    Jun 21 16:25:05 mikeysmacbook /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[220]: Node requires deep traversal:/ reason:kFSEDBEventFlagMustScanSubDirs|kFSEDBEventFlagReasonEventDBUntrustable|


    Have to admit, i aint the best with linux logs and stuff! any clues anyone?? looks like there is something wrong.
     
  7. ozvardar macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    After a lot of trial and error (and one TC being sent back to the Apple Store) I managed to complete the initial back-up of the two Macs in the house with the Time Capsule via Ethernet (Time Capsule added to existing Network but with wireless turned off). After the initial back-up, I changed its configurations to turn the wireless on and for the first 2 days all was OK. The Time Capsule backed-up both machines as it should. For the past 2 days, it just says 'Preparing' and then nothing happens until a 'Failed' error message shows up. I reset the Time Capsule a few times, turned it off & on a number of times and basically nothing... very very frustrating.

    The error message on the Console is as follows:
    23/06/2009 11:41:57 AirPort Utility[714] Could not connect the action importOK: to target of class AAUDocument
    23/06/2009 11:41:57 AirPort Utility[714] Could not connect the action importCancel: to target of class AAUDocument
    23/06/2009 11:41:57 AirPort Utility[714] Could not connect the action importCancel: to target of class AAUDocument
    23/06/2009 11:42:12 [0x0-0x67067].com.apple.systempreferences[580] chown: /Volumes/Murat Ozvardar's Time Caps-1/.0023df9cc4f4: Operation not permitted
    23/06/2009 11:42:12 [0x0-0x67067].com.apple.systempreferences[580] chown: /Volumes/Murat Ozvardar's Time Caps-1/.0023df9cc4f4: Operation not permitted

    Anyone's got any ideas on how to fix this?

    Thanks
     

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