Time Machine Error

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by VE3NEF, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. VE3NEF macrumors member

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    #1
    Every time it tries to back up i get this message:

    Time Machine Error
    The backup volume is read only.

    I don't know how it got this way, i wasn't playing around with permissions. I check the privileges for the volume (lacie disk), and it says that my user can read & write. And I am logged in. I think?

    Any help?
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

    scienide09

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    #2
    Is the external drive new? If so, has it been formatted for use with Apple's file system and then set up for Time Machine?

    If not, use Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility to format it. Choose MacOS X extended (journaled) as the file system type (often called HFS+).
     
  3. VE3NEF thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope, i've been using it for years with tiger, and now with leopard. I'm pretty confuzzled about the whole thing.
     

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