Time Machine - Read-only disk...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by uRabbit, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. uRabbit, Jan 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012

    uRabbit macrumors member

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    UGH! So, I 'Get Info', and unlock it, but I cannot change it to Read & Write. However... Permissions are:
    uRabbit - Read & Write
    staff - Read & Write
    Everyone - Read-only

    What the hell? uRabbit is the only user on the computer, besides Guest. And it is an Admin account. It has been five days since a successful backup has been made, because Time Machine is being crazy.

    First, it was that the disk was full. Okay... So, replace the oldest backups...? UGH!

    What the heck do I do when Time Machine is not replacing backups, and the backup disk magically sets itself to read-only?

    Disk Verifies and Repairs OK via Disk Utility.
     
  2. uRabbit thread starter macrumors member

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    Just ejected and turned off the TM disk. Reconnected after about thirty seconds. Selected Backup Now. No errors. But, after about three minute of watching it, I let it be. I look back a couple minutes later, and it is not backing up anymore, and it says the last backup was five days ago.


    UGH!
     

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