Time Machine Failure

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Littleboo, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. Littleboo macrumors regular

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    My time machine was working great. it backed up for days. now it fails every time. I have not used it much so I'm not too familiar with it, but from the stuff I read it's pretty simple. I went on to my external hard drive and deleted a bunch of folders that were dated about 10 days ago, but it still won't run.

    Any ideas? I need to bring my computer in and I need the back up done!

    thanks!
     
  2. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    Open up the Application called Console in Applications > Utilites. Then in the left sidebar choose "All Messages". In the top right Filter box type "backupd". Post those console messages.

    That will help us diagnose the problem.
     
  3. Littleboo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here it is:

    10/10/08 6:34:09 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.backupd-wake[21066]) Exited with exit code: 1
     
  4. mathcolo macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately that error message isn't very specific or helpful. Sometimes I've gotten much more helpful error messages.

    You might just have to erase your Time Machine drive and start over.:mad:
     
  5. Littleboo thread starter macrumors regular

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  7. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    I was having a similar problem, and it turns out that the external HD was faulty. I'm now in the process of getting a new backup HD.
     
  8. Littleboo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I called apple and I'm bringing it in...again! I just had the logic board and the power supply replaced and they believe that time machine is confused. go figure

    thanks for you time!
     

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