This is going to be a lengthy discription of a TM issue I have that nobody else seems to have. And if they do, I can't find it. So bear with me while i explain my problem. Okay. That being said, about a week ago I bought a Western Digital 2TB external hard drive with the intention of backing up my Macbook pro. I'm running OS 10.5.8. When i originally got the drive I hadn't realized that Time machine will inevitably eat up the whole disk, and I didnt want that because I wanted to use my 2TB for other things. The solution I found was to partition the drive. So I currently have two drives, one is a 1.33TB for random files (So far just movies) and a 500GB partition dedicated for Time Machine backups. Time Machine is not working correctly. It backs up my hard drive correctly the first time, all 50 Gigs or so. It says "Next Backup: Today, 9:55 AM". So far it has been skipping the next scheduled backup. When 9:56 comes around it pushes the time to the next hour. No error message, nothing. When I originally started using the program I changed the file in the LaunchDaemons folder to make the updates every three hours instead of every hour, and that messed up my whole computer because I forgot to reset the permissions and it wouldn't start up correctly. Just stayed on that gray apple screen with the spinning gear. Before this I THINK TM was working correctly but I'm not sure because when I noticed the problem I reformatted the drive and didn't look to see when the back ups stopped. I fixed the permissions with the OS install DVD and changed the file back to the original time to update, and my computer is running okay, but Time Machine keeps pushing itself back. At first i figured maybe there wasn't any changes made to any files in my computer, so i downloaded a movie and kept it on my desktop. Still, Time Machine Pushed Back the backup time an hour. I don't know what the deal is and I'm really dissappointed. Things I've tried: -Reformatting the disk in both GUID and MBR formatting. -The disks are formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Again, I'm not sure if messing with that file and changing the time screwed anything up, and I'm not sure how I would go about reinstalling Time Machine if that is the problem. HELP!