Time machine errors

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Eric052492, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Eric052492 macrumors member

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    Hi, time machine isn't backing up for me. I keep getting these errors.

    Aug 3 21:10:45 Macintosh /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[215]: Error: (13) getxattr for key:com.apple.backupd.SnapshotStartDate path:/Volumes/Time machine/Backups.backupdb/EricMac/2008-08-03-204647
    Aug 3 21:10:45 Macintosh kernel[0]:
    Aug 3 21:10:45: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Aug 3 21:10:45 Macintosh /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[215]: Error: (13) getxattr for key:com.apple.backupd.SnapshotStartDate path:/Volumes/Time machine/Backups.backupdb/EricMac/2008-08-03-204647
    Aug 3 21:10:45 Macintosh kernel[0]: disk2s1: device/channel is not attached.
    Aug 3 21:10:45 Macintosh kernel[0]:
    Aug 3 21:10:45: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Aug 3 21:10:45 Macintosh kernel[0]: disk2s1: device/channel is not attached.
    Aug 3 21:10:45 Macintosh /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[215]: Error: (13) getxattr for key:com.apple.backupd.SnapshotStartDate path:/Volumes/Time machine/Backups.backupdb/EricMac/2008-08-03-204647
    Aug 3 21:10:45 Macintosh kernel[0]:
    Aug 3 21:10:45: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Aug 3 21:10:45 Macintosh kernel[0]: disk2s1: device/channel is not attached.

    I'll keep getting messages like that. I'm getting so many per minute that my mac is running at 75C and it's very laggy. I unplugged the drive for now.. Anyone have an idea about whats wrong? I'm still pretty new to macs.
     
  2. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Is your backup disk connected, and does it show as a mounted drive in Finder?
     
  3. Eric052492 thread starter macrumors member

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  4. Trajectory macrumors 6502a

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    Try turning Time Machine Off, then On again.

    If that doesn't work, in TM Prefs, click Change Disk then choose "None" then click on "Stop Backing Up." Then go back and click on Change Disk again, and re-select your backup drive.
     
  5. Eric052492 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried that, this is what happened:

    Aug 3 21:26:02 Macintosh /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[572]: Backup failed with error: 18
    Aug 3 21:26:11 Macintosh kernel[0]: disk2s1: device/channel is not attached.
    Aug 3 21:26:11 Macintosh kernel[0]:
    Aug 3 21:26:11: --- last message repeated 1 time ---
    Aug 3 21:26:11 Macintosh kernel[0]: disk2s1: device/channel is not attached.
    Aug 3 21:26:11 Macintosh kernel[0]:
     

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