Time Machine Backup Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stephenxiii, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. stephenxiii macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    #1
    For the past day of so i have been trying to backup my files,
    im not using the Time Capsule but an external HDD for backups etc
    but since the new update of 10.6.2 it keeps disconnecting my hard drive
    after about 10 seconds.
    I have tried to quickly do a disk utility check on it, but its not on the list

    Is there anyway to get a new driver for it or something as i have important documents on there that need to accessed.

    Hope you can help.
     
  2. fscarpa macrumors regular

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    There seems to be a problem with SL and Time Machine. There are lots of reports on apple support forum under "time capsule" (even from people who are using time machine without time capsule, like you).
    I'm also having some issues with that. For the time being, I've found no solution...
     
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    What format is your external drive? I think Time Machine requires the format to be "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" and many external drives ship formatted to FAT32. That might be the problem
     
  4. stephenxiii thread starter macrumors regular

    stephenxiii

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    Thanks fscarpa

    mines was formatted to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) it was fine for about a year then just kept on disconnecting
    hope apple get this fixed
     

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