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

    May 13, 2011
    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

    May 13, 2011
    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.


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