Time Machine BU Fails Due to read Only Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nikopow, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. nikopow macrumors newbie

    nikopow

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    I tried unmounting, ran Disk Utility, FAILED! I unpluged and restarted, FAILED! I can read the drive and move item but, TM fails due to to the READ permissions.
     
  2. JohnDS macrumors 65816

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    Is this an external USB drive? Is it formatted as Apple Extended Format (Journalled)? What are the exact messages you are getting from Disk Utility? Can you post a screen shot?
     
  3. nikopow thread starter macrumors newbie

    nikopow

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    Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 10.40.26 AM.png Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 10.40.26 AM.png This is a Journaled HFS Plus Volume.
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    It is a 2GB external Seagate Backup Plus drive.
     
  4. hobowankenobi macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you have any data on it, go ahead a initialize the drive. One of the first troubleshooting steps to rule out. Looks from your image there may be an issue with it.
     

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