Time Machine disk is read only...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by keithcobbett, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. keithcobbett macrumors member

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    OK. Here's the deal. I upgraded my external hard drive and setup Time Machine. Ran like a champ for 2 days. Then, errors saying the disk is read only. No big deal. I reformatted the drive and tried again. Same problem after 2 days. Plenty of room on disk. Nothing else has changed. Thoughts?

    Thanks.
     
  2. operator207 macrumors 6502

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    Jul 24, 2007
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    Does get info on the drive say its read only? or is it the backup directory on the drive that read only?

    I have no idea what it could be, but thats some information thats missing.

    here are some links I found by googling "time machine" "read only":

    http://forums.macnn.com/90/mac-os-x/360786/time-machine-drive-problems-disk-now/

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=7095195

    The first one had a guy with the same problem, and 2 days later the drive died. Another poster said he "verified the disk" in Disk Utility, and it fixed it.
     

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