Time Machine problem

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

  1. shayn macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2006
    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


    Oct 12, 2007
    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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