SSD failed, need help with Time Machine backup

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  1. I'mAMac, Feb 9, 2012
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    I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

    I'mAMac

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    Recently I ran Disk Utility and found my SSD was corrupt and needed to be repaired. I tried to run the repair utility and found that the disk couldn't be fixed and had to be restored with a backup. No big deal, I've got Time Machine. I booted into the recovery HD and ran the Time Machine backup.

    The progress bar will reach ~40% and then I get a message saying the backup failed and to restart my computer. This has happened every time I've tried it. Is there anything I can fix that would be causing the backup to fail? All help is appreciated.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm a little confused, are you trying to restore the backup onto a new SSD or the one that was corrupted? Could it be that the restore is failing is because there is something wrong with the SSD?
     
  3. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    you can try reformatting the HD and then installing the OS and then use your backup...
     
  4. I'mAMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Trying to restore onto the same one but I am able to install lion on it and use it with no problem. I've already tried restoring it with lion reinstalled on it.
     
  5. iforbes macrumors 6502

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    Not sure why you are installing/restoring to a bad SSD? You need to get a known good drive and try your restore...and not try to restore to a known BAD drive.
     
  6. I'mAMac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Because I don't have the time or the money. Bought this less than a year ago and I can't wait 2 weeks or more for a replacement (even if they would replace it).
     
  7. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    Well, your disc seems to be broken. It seems that only a part of it can be written to without problems.

    You will need a new hard drive/ssd eventually. You should contact OWC and ask if you can get a replacement shipped before sending the current one in.
     

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