Time Machine and 10.8.4

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Milltek, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Milltek macrumors regular

    Milltek

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    #1
    Hi,
    My hardware config is as follows;

    I use an iMac from early 2011 and a 13" Macbook Air from late 2010. I have a 1Tb Seagate Firewire drive linked to the iMac. The Seagate is partitioned so that TM can use one partition to back up the iMac and another to back up the MacAir.

    Here's the issue;

    On 10.8.3 I had difficulty getting TM on the MacAir to see the backup partition quite a bit. On 10.8.4 it worked fine for the first few backups and then I started having real issues with it. Eventually, Finder in the MacAir showed the partitions on the Seagate with a '-1' after them but the backup worked.

    A few days ago even that stopped working. So I deleted the Macair backup partition on the Seagate and created it fresh with a different name. Now the Macair (Finder) still shows the old names with the '-1' after them even though one pf them has been deleted and recreated with a different name. I have tried rebooting both the Macair and the iMac several time with no effect.

    The iMac TM uses the Seagate with no problems by the way. Both machines are on OS X 10.8.4.

    My questions are as follows;

    How can I get the Macair to see the correct names of the Seagate partitions in Finder?

    Is there a way to totally reset the sharing and Time Machine settings so that I can start from a clean slate?

    Finally, does anyone else have these issues? I'm surprised that an Apple product is so unreliable.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    Usually when you see the volume name appended with a 1 like that is means there is already a volume attached to the computer with that name. So for example if I attached a drive with a volume called Test then attach a second drive with a volume named Test, the second one with mount as Test-1.

    Could that be what is going on with you?
     
  3. Milltek thread starter macrumors regular

    Milltek

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    #3
    I wish it was that simple, but no all drives and partitions have different and very unique names.
     

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