Time Machine acting strange on MBP. Advice sought

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kdum8, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

    kdum8

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    So something strange has happened to my time machine backup. :eek: The backup repeatedly was reported as having being "delayed" and would not backup even if I told it to manually do so. I then tried to "change disk" and re-select the existing drive in case that fixed it.

    Unfortunately my mac doesn't seem to recognise that it is a time machine drive and wants to erase everything and start again. The problem is that I have months and months of back records on the TM drive so I would rather not have to erase everything and just have the current backup.

    There is nothing wrong with my drive as fas as I know. I did just get the mac back from the apple store (logicboard was replaced) and had to re-authorize iTunes. It is my first attempted backup since then. I don't know if that is related.

    Has anyone else had similar problems or is aware of a fix? I am not sure what to do. :confused: Any advice would be most gratefully received.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    My experience has been when you have the logic board replaced "yes" you will need to restart a new Time Machine backup. Your computer is seen as a different machine in some ways.
     
  3. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

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  4. kdum8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kdum8

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    Thanks both of you for diagnosing the problem and suggesting a solution. Much appreciated. In the end I just deleted the drive but it is good to know that there is an alternative possibility for a future occasion.

    Cheers. :)
     

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