Time Machine error

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  1. hobbes3113 macrumors regular

    hobbes3113

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    #1
    I have been periodically receiving a general error notice on both of the computers that I have TM enabled on. The message says:

    Time Machine error:
    Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while copying files to the backup volume.

    Does anyone know what this means? If I manually start a backup, even seconds after the message, no other error appears. I have gone looking for files that TM might have missed updating after the error appears, but haven't been able to find anything to suggest a problem...

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. ZachsMacDaddy macrumors 6502

    ZachsMacDaddy

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    #2
    I don't have an answer for you, but I do have the same issue.

    It seems to be random, and like yours, it works fine if you run manually immediately after the message.
     
  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    #3
    Same issue here. It seems to happen when a TM backup wants to start immediately after waking my computer from sleep.
     
  4. hobbes3113 thread starter macrumors regular

    hobbes3113

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    #4
    I don't think that I could say that this is specifically occuring just after I wake up the computer since it also happens even when I am actively using the computer. I forgot to mention that this occurs on both a Mac Pro and MB Pro.
     

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