Time Machine Fails During Backup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by number9, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. number9 macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2004
    So I did a search here and found various Time Machine issues, but not this one inparticular. Yesterday time machine was running and I got the following error:

    "Time Machine hasn't backed up your computer in 116 days..."

    I go to the Time Machine preferences and I click the little info "i" next to the "Failed" status, and it says "Back up is too large for disk...requires 21.92 GB, but only 21.85 are available."

    I have a 500GB FW400 hard disk as my Time Machine, and I've never seen this error before. I figured since TM deleted old backups when the disk got glose to full, that this issue shouldn't happen. I just tried to run a back up again and I got the same errors. It gets to the "cleaning up" stage of the back up, then craps out. Any one have any clue what's going on?

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  2. PrplPplEater macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2007
    Bay Area
    This has happened to me before. Just delete a few of the old backup folders - you've only got a few MB to go.

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