Problems with Time Machine

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gangof4, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. gangof4 macrumors member


    Jun 6, 2011
    I'm running 10.10.3 and having problems with Time Machine. I have three external hard drives. I've always had the last two of them back up to the first. but now I show all three as "excluded" from a backup and I cannot delete them from the exclusion window (under options.) What's even maddening (but perhaps not a Time Machine problem) is that in the past, the drives have suddenly renamed themselves, and every so often I get notices that there was an attempt to improperly eject all three (they are daisy-chained.) Finally, when TM does backup, the hands on the clock face in the status bar no longer move backward. Does anyone have any clues? Any advice will be sorely appreciated.
  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    I can help you with the last one. Ever since 10.9.x Apple did away with the animated menu bar icon for TM. Now the way to tell it's doing a backup is the icon shows a double arrowhead.

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