Time Machine Can't Finish Backup

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  1. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

    chosenwolf

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    #1
    It gets about 75% done, and then it spits out an error saying cannot copy files to the volume. At one point, everything worked fine.

    So far, I've tried:

    1) Erasing the external HD (quick format, zero out)
    2) Another External HD
    3) Repairing Permissions on computer
    4) Other system maintenance

    I ran a terminal command to view the Time Machine log and it looks like it stops when it tries to backup my VMware Windows Partition. Tonight I will exclude the single partition file from my backup and see if that helps.

    Is Time Machine not compatible with VMWare software?
     
  2. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

    chosenwolf

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    Anyone?

    I will be trying to back up later tonight w/o the VMware file and see what happens.
     
  3. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

    MooneyFlyer

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    Don't know but I did exclude my VMWare dirs. I also excluded the Time Machine disk itself though I don't suppose you have to. I was grasping for answers when the "Preparing..." forever issue happened late last year.
     
  4. chosenwolf thread starter macrumors 6502a

    chosenwolf

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    Well what do you know, I excluded the VMware Windows File (Located in the "Virtual Machines" Folder in the Documents folder) and it backed up perfect.

    I guess I will copy this single file with a USB flash drive and just keep it there.
     

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