Is time Machine always being backed up to the folder My Documents/Desktop now that they have been sucked into the iCloud?

Is time Machine always being backed up to the folder My Documents/Desktop now that they have been sucked into the iCloud?

Yes. The files are still on the computer so that they will always be saved by Time Machine.

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    Time Machine does not back up what this either in the trash or it backs up hide either.

    Having said that validates a Time Machine backup will restore the system as it was at the time it was made.

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    2. they will not be usable until the restoration.


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    It is so incredibly boring, I can't understand what is happening.

    I have an of UDB external HARD drive that I use for time machine. All the time after a day or two of the race, he's going to say "time machine could not backup"Backup"" when I click on the flag for the information, it is said...

    "Unable to complete backup, an error occurred when creating the backup folder.

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    When I try to run disk utility it it fails, but the spectacle of newspapers is because he has failed to dismantle, if I try to unmount manually, it can not because it is currently in use.

    If I run 'sudo lsof - xf + d/Volumes/Backup /' I see this


    SDM 63 root DIR 21r 1.8 2 510 / Volumes / backup

    I've looked everywhere and I can't solve this problem on mine more, I spent hours and hours already

    Please take each of the following steps that you have not already tried until the problem is resolved.

    1. disconnect, then reconnect the drive.

    2. in the menu bar, select

    ▹ System Preferences Energy Saver power adapter ▹ ▹ 

    and uncheck the box marked

    Put the hard drives to sleep when possible

    If it is checked.

    Some external readers ignore setting the energy saver and turn down in any case. In this case, the drive to replace with another type, unless the manufacturer's website has a firmware update to fix the problem.

    3. If the player is connected to a hub, connect it to a port built into the computer. If it is already connected to a built-in port, and there is another such port, use.

    4. If the player has more than one deck (for example, FireWire and USB), try another.

    5. check the Web site of the provider of the car for an update of the firmware.

    6 contact the seller to see if there is a firmware setting, you can change.

    7. If you have installed the provider for the reader software, uninstall it.

    8. triple - click anywhere in the line below on this page to select this option:


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    Services ▹ reveal in Finder (or just to reveal)

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    9. If none of the steps above resolves the problem, the drive may be defective. Try another. You may be able to save an external drive mechanism by installing it in a different pen.

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    I can't save my disk of time machine. Went to disk utility. 2 TB of capacity. 11.27 GB available. Use the hard drive of my iMac with 1.11 TB

    675.22 F. What should I do?

    Is your "drive external time machine" directly attached to your iMac or an AirPort Extreme / Time Capsule? If the last two, what is the exact model of either?

  • As a Time Machine backup, it keeps adding to the size of the backup?

    TM starts the backup and starts suddenly to add to the size of the backup, it will do. This means that no player will never be large enough to accommodate the backup because it keeps growing in size (as each block of data is added, the size of the backup continues expansion of the same amount). I have attached 2 screenshots showing what has happened in the minute to restart the backup. TM is backup on an external WD hard drive via the USB-3 port on my MacBook Pro (retina, 15 inches, end of 2013). 1.9 TB of data backup - there should not be a problem because the external hard drive has 3 TB of space and has been freshly formatted before being used for the first backup on this drive. As you can see from the screenshots, the backup is much larger than it should be.

    1 minute later screenshot:

    Before this behavior, I have had problems with Time Machine while using another backup drive (a drive LaCie Quadra) with for example, ignored backups, backups landed at calculation time, backups, partially blocked by a backup for more than 36 hours etc., error messages from read-only TM etc... I tried several solutions on this forum and none seem to have corrected these strange behaviors. It felt like I've solved a problem, shortly after another was about to begin.

    I stopped finally try the solutions suggested here in the forums, as well as some external sites such as Pondini and chose to use another drive (HD freshly cleared using disk utility - the WD drive that is currently attached to the MBP). The WD external drive worked well on the Mac Pro in the office, and I have no reason to suspect that this is the problem (I ran some tests after erasing it and there is no error reported).

    Well, the first symptom that something still was wrong was when backing up to disk WD has slowed to a crawl yesterday afternoon, but I left it on overnight. At noon today the backup was still running, but about ⅔ complete (very, very slowly - running data blocks are moving into very small pieces), but I have to bring the MBP to a meeting and everything stop. Then my back and everything by plugging, TM started upward and all seemed well, until I noticed that the backup data was almost 2.5 to. I restarted the MBP. It's once again, I noticed that Time Machine did not work as I expected. The size of the backup continues to expand... I was expecting TM that she had about 250 GB left to save, but as see you from the screenshots it much much smaller than that. I have let it run like that for about 2 hours, hoping that it was just a small mistake, but the HD continues to fill, only 185 GB of space left. Strangely, I can enter TM and see my data.

    Suggestions please? Very much appreciated.


    Nobody answered, so I thought I'd share the temporary solution I came up with.

    I started in safe mode, deleted the backup external TM drive I was using and launched a full backup with TM (always in safe mode). I leave TM turn all night and a full backup has been completed. I rebooted, entered TM and restore some files to confirm that I was actually able to restore the backup pieces. Since that time, I did have problems with TM make scheduled backups, with one reading errors etc.

    I will continue to spend some time to know what triggered these questions... since I was able to make a backup in safe mode, this means that I have other avenues to explore.

    I will report back if I find anything.


  • First Time Machine to NAS backup freezes at the same point, Console polluted by the same mistakes.

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    If I stop the backup and restart it, it will get stuck after 7KB. If I delete the backup and starting a new one, it will get stuck at 14,70 Go again. This could be the cause? The NAS is configured correctly and firmware is up to date, disks are operational and functioning perfectly.

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    LaCie can support this, but isn't Apple. the NAS can have its own propreitary features or a network can introduce the software is not designed for questions.

    If you want to use a NAS for backup, you can consider Carbon Copy Cloner as alternative

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