Time Machine backups finally working consistently w/ 10.12.4

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Yahooligan, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

    Yahooligan

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    I hope I don't jinx it, but with 10.12.3 (and possibly earlier versions as well, I don't recall) my TM backups to external devices (rMBP to a Time Machine service on my nMP saving to TB RAID, nMP also backing up to TB RAID) would stop running at regular intervals after 1-2 scheduled backups but would run fine if I manually triggered them. It was frequent enough that I created a crob job to do a tmutil disable/enable every 6 hours to kickstart the backups again.

    Well, I'm happy to say that ever since the 10.12.4 update 3 days ago my TM backups on both machines have been happening regularly on their own again. With 10.12.3 neither of them would do hourly backups on their own for an entire day, so to have 3 days of regular backups is a miracle. Hooray!
     
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Wow, Archer, mine seem to go back reliably to November of last year!
    That's after three years of constant problems.
    I might even begin to sort of trust the thing again.
    Good luck next week!
     
  3. yep-sure macrumors 6502

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    I still have issues where I eject my TimeMachine drive to use my MBP away from my desk, then when I return and plug it in, it doesn't detect that it's connected and won't start backing up until I restart.

    Of course it picks up the other storage partition on the same drive. :rolleyes:
     
  4. CTHarrryH macrumors 65816

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    I don't have that exact issue but I do have the issue with backups not starting again until I manually tell it to back up now and then it does the regular backup again
     
  5. Yahooligan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Yahooligan

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    Just wanted to update and say that Time Machine is still running at regular, proper intervals without needing any intervention on more than one of my Macs. So, perhaps the 10.12.4 update will help some folks that have been having this issue and maybe my post will also help people to remember to check when the last backup was run as they may have no idea that Time Machine hasn't been running like it's supposed to.
     

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