Time Machine Meltdown; Please help!!!!

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  1. mcapanelli macrumors regular

    mcapanelli

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    Hello all,

    Well it seems that I just can't get time machine to back up to my WD 500 gig Mybook essential. The external is recognized by TM but I get an error message after it hits about 30 gig. I've tried to erase and reformat through disk utility 3 times to no avail. I just keep getting the same message. As a new Mac owner this is a bit of a drag. For about $500 less I could have built a Linux PC with WAY fewer problems when it comes to backing up. for the most part I like my MAcbook but backing up is essential as I'v shed my PC and now only use the MAcbook. If someone could please help me here that would make my week. I'll even sacrifice a chicken to Steve Jobs if I have to. Please help!!

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook2,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
    SMC Version: 1.17f0
     
  2. penter macrumors 6502a

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    lol "sacrifice a chicken?"

    well, maybe it's a hardware issue... The drive could be messed up. I've had hardware issues out of the box with both my iMac and my Aiport Extreme and had to replace them...

    Are you still in warranty?
     
  3. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    Make sure you format to HFS+ journaled. For the first backup (usually the largest) it is better to directly connect the drive rather than go over wireless.
     
  4. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    When you reformatted your drive, did you partition it as GUID, and format it with a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) File System?
     
  5. mcapanelli thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep I did. I've also tried three drives, one I know works as I used to use it to back up my PC, and same message. Just Verified the disk and it checks out fine as well.

    Verifying volume “hd3”
    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.
    Checking Extents Overflow file.
    Checking Catalog file.
    Checking multi-linked files.
    Checking Catalog hierarchy.
    Checking Extended Attributes file.
    Checking volume bitmap.
    Checking volume information.
    The volume hd3 appears to be OK.
     
  6. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    How about the partition format? I think that needs to be GUID. Check the Partition Map Scheme at the bottom of the screen in Disk Utility...

    Is your disk directly connected to your computer?

    Are you using USB or Firewire?
     
  7. mcapanelli thread starter macrumors regular

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    Disk Description : WD 5000AAV External Media Total Capacity : 465.8 GB (500,107,862,016 Bytes)
    Connection Bus : USB Write Status : Read/Write
    Connection Type : External S.M.A.R.T. Status : Not Supported
    USB Serial Number : 57442D574341535532353031383138 Partition Map Scheme : GUID Partition Table



    Mount Point : /Volumes/Untitled Capacity : 465.4 GB (499,763,888,128 Bytes)
    Format : Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Available : 465.3 GB (499,602,366,464 Bytes)
    Owners Enabled : No Used : 154.0 MB (161,521,664 Bytes)
    Number of Folders : 9 Number of Files : 45

    I'm directly connected to the computer via USB. Thanks so much all of you for responding so quick.
     
  8. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    Does your external drive have it's own power supply, or is it powered only by the USB?

    Have you tried different USB ports?

    I know I am reaching here, but I seem to be reading about USB power issues, and that the different USB ports have different things connected to them - like the iSight, etc.
     
  9. mcapanelli thread starter macrumors regular

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    The external has it's own power.
     
  10. bplein macrumors 6502

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    TimeMachine logs its actions and errors. Fire up "Console" and copy the appropriate error messages and let us see what they say!

    In the Console utility/app, you might have to click on "show log list" and then "all messages" vs. just "console messages" in order to pick up more detail.
     
  11. mcapanelli thread starter macrumors regular

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    8/3/08 11:14:21 PM Safari[280] *** CFMessagePort: bootstrap_register(): failed 1100 (0x44c) 'Permission denied', port = 0x7d03, name = 'com.apple.Safari.ServiceProvider'
    See /usr/include/servers/bootstrap_defs.h for the error codes.
    8/3/08 11:14:21 PM com.apple.launchd[70] ([0x0-0x19019].com.apple.Safari[280]) Check-in of Mach service failed. PID 280 is not privileged: com.apple.Safari.ServiceProvider
    8/3/08 11:18:26 PM OmniOutliner[314] This version of OmniOutliner has a newer Spotlight importer (/Applications/OmniOutliner.app/Contents/Library/Spotlight/OmniOutlinerMetadataImporter.mdimporter, version 2) than previously run ((null)). Requesting a re-index of files handled by our importer.
    8/3/08 11:20:45 PM com.apple.launchd[70] (0x107460.Locum[336]) Exited: Terminated
    8/4/08 12:09:15 AM [0x0-0x9009].com.apple.finder[85] Unexpected reply from backup server - ignored
    8/4/08 12:09:15 AM [0x0-0x2a02a].com.apple.systempreferences[485] Unexpected reply from backup server - ignored
    8/4/08 12:09:15 AM [0x0-0x8008].com.apple.systemuiserver[84] Unexpected reply from backup server - ignored
     
  12. bplein macrumors 6502

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    Is that 12:09 am portion where you were trying to backup with Time Machine?
     
  13. mcapanelli thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok let's try this again. Here's the right logfile. Sorry for that, I'm still learning my way around.


    8/3/08 10:55:11 PM /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[121] Backup requested by user
    8/3/08 10:55:11 PM /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[121] Starting standard backup
    8/3/08 10:55:11 PM /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[121] Backing up to: /Volumes/Backups/Backups.backupdb
    8/3/08 10:55:11 PM /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[121] Ownership is disabled on the backup destination volume. Enabling.
    8/3/08 10:55:12 PM KernelEventAgent[24] tid 00000000 received unknown event (256)
    8/3/08 10:55:12 PM /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[121] Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: MacintoshHD
    8/3/08 10:55:12 PM /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[121] Backup content size: 92.8 GB excluded items size: 408 KB for volume MacintoshHD
    8/3/08 10:55:12 PM /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[121] No pre-backup thinning needed: 111.32 GB requested (including padding), 465.29 GB available
    8/3/08 10:55:12 PM /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[121] Waiting for index to be ready (909 > 0)
    8/3/08 10:55:16 PM com.apple.dyld[40] update_dyld_shared_cache[40] regenerated cache for arch=i386
    8/3/08 11:04:53 PM /usr/sbin/ocspd[229] starting
    8/3/08 11:07:50 PM kernel disk0s2: 0xe0030005 (UNDEFINED).
    8/3/08 11:07:50 PM /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[121] Error: (-36) copying /Applications/Memeo LifeAgent/Memeo LifeAgent.app/Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj/ProtectYourDigitalLife2.png to (null)
    8/3/08 11:08:13 PM kernel disk0s2: 0xe0030005 (UNDEFINED).
    8/3/08 11:08:13 PM /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[121] Error: (-36) copying /Applications/Memeo LifeAgent/Memeo LifeAgent.app/Contents/Resources/Italian.lproj/SmartPicks.plist to (null)
    8/3/08 11:08:37 PM kernel disk0s2: 0xe0030005 (UNDEFINED).
    8/3/08 11:08:37 PM /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[121] Error: (-36) copying /Applications/Memeo LifeAgent/Memeo LifeAgent.app/Contents/Resources/Japanese.lproj/SmartPicks.plist to (null)
    8/3/08 11:14:21 PM Safari[280] *** CFMessagePort: bootstrap_register(): failed 1100 (0x44c) 'Permission denied', port = 0x7d03, name = 'com.apple.Safari.ServiceProvider'
    See /usr/include/servers/bootstrap_defs.h for the error codes.
    8/3/08 11:14:21 PM com.apple.launchd[70] ([0x0-0x19019].com.apple.Safari[280]) Check-in of Mach service failed. PID 280 is not privileged: com.apple.Safari.ServiceProvider

    I've since deleted the files that seem to be causing the error and am starting another backup. I'll let you know how it works out.
     
  14. mcapanelli thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here's the latest failure. This is getting to be a habit for my apple.

    8/4/08 10:57:12 AM [0x0-0xc00c].com.Memeo.MemeoAgent[132] launchd plist path: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.memeo.Memeod.plist
    8/4/08 10:57:13 AM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.memeo.Memeod[39]) Exited: Terminated
    8/4/08 11:22:08 AM SyncServer[386] SyncServices assertion failure (isTrustedClient || !truthHasRecordWithId) in [(null) (null)], /SourceCache/SyncServices2/SyncServices2-389.6/SyncServices/ISDMinglerAdd.m:1119 Trying to add a record from com.apple.Mail with an ID that is already in the database. <ISDChange 0x15d1e0>{ add com.apple.mail.AccountsOwner 6E7D6C12-2A6F-47CE-A55E-1CE28F54285D from 4 to 20
    (
    <ISDPropertyChange 0x15a7a0>{ set name },
    <ISDPropertyChange 0x15b9b0>{ set com.apple.syncservices.RecordEntityName = com.apple.mail.AccountsOwner },
    <ISDPropertyChange 0x15d1d0>{ set Accounts }
    )
    }
     
  15. mcapanelli thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I did a clean install of Leopard, reinstalled only the bundled software from the OS disks my computer came with, and now it's working. I still couldn't tell you why it did what it did but in the end I certainly learned a ton about my mac, so I guess there's always a bright side.
     
  16. bplein macrumors 6502

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    I apologize for not replying sooner.

    My guess is that your time machine backup was somehow corrupted, and that deleting those files was a bad thing (I don't think the files were bad, but rather their entry in time machine).

    It's a shame it wasn't easy to fix and you had to reinstall. But at least you are up and running now.
     
  17. mcapanelli thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just want to thank you all for your help. I actually did the clean install suggested in a thread on these boards. Everything is working now including time machine.
     

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