Time Machine Backup Failed again!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by marc55, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. marc55 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2011
    Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but it seems every time I do a Mac OS update, my Time Machine Backup has an error and fails to back up.

    For example, my last backup was May 3rd 2018, I just downloaded 10.13.5, and today my TM Backup had some error and would not backup.

    I have to erase my backup disk, and start a completely new back up.

    Anyone else experiencing this issue?

    Insight appreciated,
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    I suggest you try a cloning backup app such as CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper.
    No more TM problems!
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
  4. Baldlars macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2018
    You're not alone ... and I found a solution, which you're probably not going to like ... I had to erase the hard drive (meaning I lost all my previous backups) and formatted it as MacOS Extended (Case Sensitive, Journaled). I haven't had a problem since.

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