Failure of the Time machine backup could not save "My Passport"
When I try to do a backup on my Passport using Time Machine, he used to work over the years, and now it is the message I get:
Failure of the Time machine backup could not save "My Passport"
Does anyone has an idea to help me with this problem?
(Sorry for my English but I speak French in Switzerland...)
Have you tried to run utilities disk to check/repair the external hard drive? Here is something you can try. http://pondini.org/TM/A4.html
I have a new HD but cannot set up encryption with system preferences. After ten minutes, I get the following error message:
"There was an error preparing the Time Machine backup disk (disc name) - could not mount drive"
Apparently, I need to set up the HD in this way:
- If you are using an external drive connected to your Mac, use disk utility to make sure that your backup disk is formatted in HFS + extended (journaled) and is the partition type GUID Partition Table (GPT)
It is not an option for the HFS + and so I used; OS x EXTENDED (journaled). GUID is ok.
Can someone let me know what I need to do.
Formatting: GUID Partition Table, OS X Extended (journaled). (it is HFS +)
For TimeMachine at best to a partition only.
Do it again if necessary, then disconnect, reconnect, Start Time Machine preferences and "select disk".
What exactly does the Time Machine backup?
We have a Mac Pro towers (NOT for sale) and Mac mini with several hard drives installed internally. Time Machine backup all internal disks or just the boot disk? This can be configured?
Time Machine backs up your default boot partition. However, if you have more than one drive or partition on your Mac (and it is formatted in "Mac OS extended (journaled)"), you can set the Time Machine to save these drives too. You can do this by removing these drives from the list of excluded items in System-> Time Machine-> Options... Preferences, so that the next backup will include all internal hard drives or partitions that you want to back up too.
Because I had trouble with the speed of my MacBook Pro (and nothing else developed), I had to set up entirely new.
Before installing El Capitan, my MacBook Pro (starting 2011) ran on Yosemite 10.10.5. I made two backups with time machine, generated a bootable El Capitan installation USB key, in format Macintosh HD, installed at El Capitan and ran all the updates. The system works well, everything works perfectly and my Mac is fast again. Now, I manually copy things that I need in my system of charges.
Here, the problem is: I can't find the old keychain file in the time machine backup!
Keychain works with the keys stored in iCloud. However, the other buttons are gone.
As I discovered, ~/Library/Keychains is hidden. I did it visible on my system running. However, this does not work in the backup file. It remains hidden or - worse - have not been stored in the backup. I don't know that I have excluded from time machine backup only two totally different folders (dropbox and movies).
You have any ideas how I can find my keychain (login.keychain if my search was right) in the time machine backup?
Thanks a lot for your help!
Time Machine, please press the shift-command-C key combination. The windshield will show the mounted volumes. All snapshots should now be accessible. Select the one you want and search for files to restore.
If you need to restore from a backup of the hidden user library folder, first select a snapshot, and then press shift-command-G. A go to the folder dialog box opens. In this document, you enter the path to the folder. The dialog box will help you by automatically filling parts of the path when you start typing.
The path starts with the slash character ("/"). Enter that. The rest of the parts is separated by slashes.
The next part is the date and time of the current snapshot. Enter a '2', and the rest of the date should be filled in automatically. Press the right arrow key to access the end of the path. Enter a slash to start the next game.
Next is the volume name (usually "Macintosh HD" unless you assigned a different name.) Start typing, then jump to the end and enter a slash.
The next part is 'Users', followed by a slash.
Then is your short user name. It is also the name of your home folder, which is represented by an icon of the House in the sidebar of a Finder window.
Finally, enter "Library", and then press return. You should now be in the library folder. From there, you can move like in the Finder. You can also select another snapshot of the same folder.
I recently changed my external backup of a disk in a big flash drive backup. Some of the Time Machine backups take several hours, sometimes all night or more. General info on Time Machine Prefs will show large backups, as now "backup 39.6 89.7 MB, with a remaining time" (the flash drive is only about a quarter of full.) Is it normal for a backup of the USB? Thank you.
How the drive is formatted? It should be in Mac OS Extended journaled.
I have a MacBook Air and a 128 GB USB key that holds my library of photos, so I always make backups. My system - and I have recently made account how flawed it was - was to create backups on a 500 GB HARD drive, but to transfer them to a 2 TB HARD drive when it is full. So, I finally discovered that when I transfer backups in small quantities to the 2 TB, it takes more space because instead of aliases of files used to represent more recent backups, care of file just copied over and over again. For this reason, I put my 2 TB as a feature of time machine and imported all the old backups in the folder backups.db, that my Mac 'cleaned' and registered 135 GB. But 135 GB is not enough, I went and delete backups that I don't have anymore. When I looked in the trash to empty, I've seen 2 things: backups I have trashed and others who are pale sort out. I can't open the files, even if I right click and select "open in a new tab. When I try to "immediately remove" these paled-out files, I always get a message that they are "on duty." It is about 300 GB, so I must get rid of him. But it does not stop there, because when I try to "delete immediately" backups I had trashed myself, I get an error message! It is a total of about 600 GB, what I absolutely need to get rid of! If anyone has some tips, it will be greatly appeciated.
You have probably sprayed your Time Machine backup database. The best thing to do is erase the disc with Airport utility. Then start again with a new backup.
I have an iMac in the House which is not backup because I have just updated to El Capitan, then now it says that the time Machine doesn't have enough space for a new backup (no doubt because my 200 + GB photo library moved to the new application Photos). Therefore, I need to get rid of some my time Machine backup. My MacBook Pro has almost 1 TB of backup files and I want to delete some, but I don't want to delete ALL my files backup, just in case I need something from him. Is it possible to delete the backups in a certain interval of time quickly, in order to keep all my backups and delete the 'old'? I know that you can delete the backups one by one, but the first backup of my MacBook was in 2014, and I don't want to have to go through 100 backups one by one to manually remove all the...
Time machine records differences, so delete a backup may stop all your backups made subsequently. Here are some tips on how do it safely for ti:
Make sure that you create the new full backup after the removal of the 'old'.
Hello. I just bought a new macbook pro with a 256 GB flash drive to replace my previous macbook pro that had a breakdown of all the systems. My problem is that I have a time machine backup that is greater than 256 GB (it's almost 450 GB) and I try to find out if I can use migration assistant to transfer all the content directly on an external hard drive, then move the content I want on my hard drive from the external hard drive? My goal is to let my music and photos on the external hard drive and for all port hardware I need for work.
I don't have access to another mac with storage well enough that I have the old HD so could potentially be installed in an external enclosure and extracted files directly from there if it's easier.
What I intend to do in the long term is to buy a big external hard drive network and put all my photos, music etc over there and use the laptop as expected - that is for files from day to day - then it will be just a short-term problem.
Any advice would be really appreciated.
Migration Assistant is user to transfer data from one computer to the other. If I read your post correctly, you want to copy your data from Time Machine on another HARD disk. Thia may be useful:
Pondini website covers virtually all aspects of Time Machine.
My main problem is when I start a Time Machine backup, it works quickly for an hour or two and then slows down to a crawl and never ends.
I'm on 10.11.1. I reformated my Time Machine backup disk to try to begin to clean up two or three times and I have the same problem.
It started when I updated to El Capitan. My original backup has been corrupted. I reformatted the drive and now I am at this point.
These must be run as administrator. If you have only one user account, you are the administrator.
Please launch the Console application in one of the following ways:
☞ Enter the first letters of his name in a Spotlight search. Select from the results (it should be at the top).
☞ In the Finder, select go utilities ▹ of menu bar or press the combination of keys shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.
☞ Open LaunchPad and start typing the name.
The title of the Console window should be all Messages. If it isn't, select
SYSTEM LOG QUERIES ▹ all Messages
in the list of logs on the left. If you don't see this list, select
List of newspapers seen ▹ display
in the menu at the top of the screen bar.
In the upper right corner of the Console window, there is a search box to filter. Enter the 'Start-up' (without the quotes). You should now see messages in the log with the words "departure * backup," where * represents one of the words "automatic", "manual" or "standard".
Each message in the journal begins with the date and time when it was entered. Note the time stamp of the last 'Start' message that matches the start of a normal backup. Now
DELETE THE WORD 'Start' TO THE TEXT BOX
so that all messages are showing and highlight the newspaper at the same time, you noted. Select the time-stamped messages since then until the end of the backup or the end of the log if it is not clear. Copy to the Clipboard by pressing Control-C key combination. Paste into a reply to this message by pressing command + V.
If all you see are messages that contain the word 'Start-up', you clear the text field.
The journal contains a large amount of information, almost everything that is not relevant to solve a particular problem. When you post a journal excerpt, be selective. Don't post any more it is requested.
Please don't dump blindly thousands of lines in the journal in this discussion.
Please do not post screenshots of log messages - text poster.
Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting.
When you post the journal excerpt, an error message may appear on the web page: "you include content in your post that is not allowed", or "the message contains invalid characters." It's a bug in the forum software. Thanks for posting the text on Pastebin, then post here a link to the page you created.
If you have an account on Pastebin, please do not select private in exposure menu to paste on the page, because no one else that you will be able to see it.
Its been 2 weeks now since I updated to macOS Sierra and my Time Machine backup is always stuck on "preparing backup" and I tried different disc backup on another partition but still no luck.
Make sure that:
o drive the TM is excluded from Spotlight indexing non-mandatory;
o that all software anti-virus is disabled (especially Sophos);
o journal of iCloud and other cloud services.
o check this article: macOS Sierra: If Time Machine still at the stage of "preparation"
My backup disk is almost full, and I want to take on a value of years of backup files until I can get a new backup drive to perform other files that I want to keep. I tried their erasure of the finder inside the time machine, but nothing happened. I sent them to the trash, and they seem to have disappeared from my external backup drive, but are now stuck in the trash. I left the machine running all night to see that it says it cannot remove these files because they are locked. Can you please tell me what I should do now?
Go to the trash and use "Put" place files back where they belong. Time Machine is designed to remove automatically the old backup when it is full.
On my Mac, I used about 450 GB of 500 GB available on my hard drive (as shown in 'about my Mac'). But when you click on the Menulet of Time Machine with a Time Machine backup on an external hard drive, it says "Backing up 28.68 35,65 GB". Why is it only backup 35,65 GB on my 450 GB of files & data?
Time Machine backs up only changes since the last backup on your Mac.
The first backup, Time Machine copies on everything from the Mac to the time Capsule. After that, changes are saved with each pass.
Time Machine: Do not back up available.
I have a number of issues at hand today. I'll try to give a bit of history - so I apologize for the story.
Replaced my drive HARD crashed in October 2015. I restored Mt upward, everything worked fine. However, my TM return will not save - and does not sense Oct 2015.
I wiped the APTC and did a factory reset. But it will not save. When I select the drive of the APTC, I get this: of the disc have been replaced or deleted, or someone may be trying to fool your computer into the incorrect disk backup. "Try to eject the disk image." I eject it, restart the backup process. The TM shows my old backup information (see screen capture below).
When I get the device works, I said can't find the backup to John...
iMac - El Capitan 10.11.3
TimeMachine uses the single disc Login name disk or something else instead.
It is lost in the transition from the disk dead again.
Connect the TC, open the TM preferences, click "Select disk", select the TC and then click on the button "Disk use".
Click on the 'Options' button, then drag the disks/Partitions that you do not want to be saved in the window, then click on "Save".
It may be that TM starts a new backup (which will take a while).
At home I'm under Time machine on two MacBook Pros, each with 500 GB of HARD drive.
Time Capsule has 3 TB, and it has worked for years with no problems.
At my office, I use Time machine on a WD MyCloud to have a website out of backup.
I booked 2 TB for the time machine backup, but on the MyCloud WD, time machine does not replace the old backups.
I work on a MacBook Pro of the retina loaded with El Capitan.
What should I do to have time Machine by replacing older backups on WD MyCloud as well?
Thank you very much
Time Machine backup incremental backups after the initial backup. It does not replace backups. Time Machine only deletes older backups to free up space when the backup drive is full.
Read this for how Time Machine works its magic. http://pondini.org/TM/works.html
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