Time machine failing to back up to external HD.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bonkey, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. Bonkey macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2008
    After almost completing a back up to my Free Agent 500 GB HD, time machine fails with the message "Time Machine Error- Unable to complete backup. An error occurred while copying files to the backup volume."
    This is my second HD, so that's not the problem. Has anyone had a similar problem or have any thoughts on what to do? Thanks!:D
  2. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030


    Apr 19, 2008
    Pandora, Home Tree
    Time machine gave me issues too. Do you have a .mac or.me account? If you do, you can get their backup program for free and back up large things to any external drive, and settings, mail and such to iDisk.

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