Time Machine problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shayn, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. shayn macrumors newbie

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    Ireland
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    I have a 2.66 macpro with three internal drives. I use one drive for time machine. When the macpro wakes from sleep the hd with the time machine backups on it doesn't always mount. I have to shut down and restart the macpro. I have swapped the hard drives to different bays and I have swapped between two hard drives for time machine use.

    When I woke the macpro today the hd with time machine backups on it didn't mount. It took 4 restarts to get it to mount. I have repaired permissions and I have run disk warrior.

    I have now turned off time machine and am using superduper for backups.

    I have a mbp and use an external drive for time machine backups. This works flawlessly, plug in drive, Tm backs up, unplug drive.

    I'm wondering if I should get an external drive for time machine backups. Is there a problem with macpros using internal drives with time machine?

    It's a pita !!!
     
  2. dvd macrumors regular

    dvd

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    Massachusetts
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    Did you use DiskWarrior to check the S.M.A.R.T. status of the drive? It may be getting ready to fail. OnyX can also check it for you.
     

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