Where are the time Machine connects to Sierra?

Running Sierra on a late 2009 iMac. Time Machine works well and updated regularly. However the Time Machine buddy Widget shows all the information. Study using the Console indicates that the TM log entries are to be absent in Syslog. Nothing shows using the "backupd" as a filter on the system log. Under Diagnostics and usage data, I see information for the type of backup and "NOERROR" for completion.

Does anyone know what has changed in the Sierra? Or is it my unit?


Boyfriend of Time Machine does not work with Sierra

Console is 'redesigned', extraction of newspapers can be difficult...


You can copy the lines of command in Terminal to see the logs of Time Machine ("TM on the fly" and "History of TM")

Since this discussion started I see how activity time Machine Console with macOS Sierra;

By copying this command (from John Galt) line in the Terminal I can view TM-history-logs for a few days back;

Newspaper show - predicate "subsystem =="com.apple.TimeMachine"'-info | grep ' upd: (' | cut-c - 1-19 140-999)

This command line also gives information of a TM running 'on the fly', but after the TM copy I have to put in the line of command again TM start-up for a new copy (I can live with that...)

By copying this command (from chockosmund) line in the Terminal I see what TM is ding on the fly, but did not get the newspaper story.

the log stream - style syslog - predicate 'contains a [cd] 'Time Machine' senderImagePath' - info

This command line is that Terminal shows constantly new TM-logs.

Thank you John Galt and chuckosmund!

I have a separate Terminal office-space computer were I can watch how TM is progressing.

Hope that answers your question.

Jur Kuipers, Netherlands

Tags: Mac OS & System Software

Similar Questions

  • Where are the saved FTP connections?

    Muse IS NOT only remember ftp info connection, where they are registered and we can view/edit them?


    could you please check this thread and see if you get the answer

    Re: 'Upload to Host FTP' identification information missing

  • Where are the options of the trackpad in Sierra OS?  In El Capitan the trackpad there NO light tap (ENTER) and just one click HARD (ENTER) and could move the cursor.

    Where are the options of the trackpad in Sierra OS? In El Capitan the trackpad there NO light tap (ENTER) and just one click HARD (ENTER) and could move the cursor.

    System Preferences > Trackpad!

  • Once again the value of the Time Machine

    I did install clean and fresh for the new OS El Capitan, erasing any ssd drive, where I imported all the data external Yosemite Backup by usb drive.

    I used the airport Time Capsule for 2 years in Yosemite and now I want to connect to El capitan, but I wonder if I lost inside TC previous data.

    My field of application must Add new backup of El Capitan, keeping the previous Time Capsule content (of course if there is free space!)

    This may occur for use transport CANADA data if I forgot import specific data.

    How can I join TC El Capitan please? Suggestions?

    Your original (from Yosemite) backups for the past two years are still on your time capsule to the sparsebundle disk image.  You have done a clean install of OS X El Capitan and retrieved the data and the settings you wanted from your Time Machine backup.  What you need to do is then open Time Machine preferences and choose "select disk" - and re - select your Time Capsule.  A new backup will start (and it will be a full backup) - but it will not overwrite your original historical backups of Yosemite - they will remain separate within the sparsebundle.  A quick glance-, it may seem like they are gone - but Time Machine will show you only the backups for the latest version of Mac OS X by default.  You can 'Browse other backup disks' hold down the option key when you click the Time Machine icon in the menu bar.  If you need to restore your whole machine to Yosemite or to a point before installing El Capitan - the "Time Machine backup restore" option in the recovery partition will allow you to review and select the old backups of Yosemite.

    To "do" to ensure that your time capsule is not running out of space.  If space is low - there is a risk of Time Machine, remove older backups.

    If you believe that there is a lack of disk space on the time capsule - another option would be to create a new folder in the root of the time Capsule and name it "old backups.  Drag the sparsebundle existing in the new folder.  The move operation must be almost instantaneous.  Time Machine will no longer see the sparsebundle and will not attempt to clean or to crush it.  When the next backup run - it will create a new image of sparsebundle containing a full backup to the root of the time Capsule.  You can always restore (if necessary) of the sparsebundle you have hidden in the folder "old backups.

    A third option (if disk space is very limited) would be to move the sparsebundle existing in the folder "Old backups" and allow Time Machine to create a new sparsebundle.  At the same time - you can copy the old sparsebundle to another drive somewhere - and then delete it from the time Capsule to free up space.

    ~ Scott

  • Time Machine - there was an error preparing the Time Machine backup drive (could not mount the drive)

    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.

    Thank you

    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".

  • I can't remove the time machine backups, I put it in the trash

    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?

    Thank you

    Hello Suzanne,.

    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.

  • Remove the Time Machine backups in a certain amount of time

    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'.

  • Door key lost in the time machine backup

    Dear community,

    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.

  • Is it possible to speak with a technician if I am using Dial-up Internet? It seems that I waited more than an hour while trying all the time to connect.

    Is it possible to speak with a technician if I am using Dial-up Internet? It seems that I waited more than an hour while trying all the time to connect.

    original title: Online Tech Support

    Hi Cindy,.

    No, unless you have a second phone line, using a cell phone, or try something like Skype on your computer.

    Try to connect to what?  Technical support for what?  Of course, you could connect here, so it works.  What is the problem that you are looking to get help?

    I hope this helps.  If we can help, let us know.

    Good luck!

  • where are the printheads on Canon ip4850 so I can clean them, please

    where are the printheads on Canon ip4850 so I can clean them, please... as usual now, impression, all cartdges, & have used harsh cleaning several times...  Thank you



    Take a look at this Web site, it shows the procedure to clean the printheads on your Canon:

    https://www.Canon-Europe.com/support/Consumer_Products/products/printers/inkjet/PIXMA_iP_series/PIXMA_iP4850.aspx?faqtcmuri=TCM:13 - 774646 & page = 1 & type = faq

  • Try to add the Cisco router to hyperic - where are the log files?

    I have a hyperic server. I have create a new network platform for the snmp information in my cisco router.

    I put in the snmplp $ip, the snmpCommunity... and I thought that I was...

    Well, I'm not able to collect any settings.

    My question is, where are the logs for this?

    seems that you need a "connection of the agent" I guess it's to say to use any server running the hyperic on that agent?

    Yes, you need to select an Agent to perform the actual analysis of SNMP.  The Hyperic server doesn't have the capacity.

    On the Agent, you should be able to see the errors in the agent.log

  • Where are the VAPP files stored?


    Today, I moved the vCenter Operations Manager VM in another data store in the same host. (Datasore1 in Volumea)

    The vCOP has:

    • vAPP
      • Analytics VM

    To move them, I turned them off and migrate to another data store.

    VAPP recognized them and everything works.

    But where are the files of this paralytic? I must not only move the files to the same data store? Or even... y at - it VAPP files?

    I'm not sure I understand your question. I guess that you may have about the data store on which you initially deploy two virtual machines! Both the analytical and the VM UI behave like other virtual machines, so if you completely move in another data store, there is nothing that they need from the old data store.


  • Where are the log files

    Hello everyone

    I had a crash of the server ESXi 4.1 some time between 17:00 on Friday January 4 and Monday, January 7 at 08:00.

    Where are the newspaper held files, I need to know what happened.

    See you soon


    Check the location of the file for the newspaper KB1021801

  • Where are the java.util.logging properties?


    We have a java code that is called from PL/SQL. The Java code uses java.util.logging to connect diagnostic and error messages.

    Where are the papers?

    Where we can configure logging properties?

    DB is Oracle 11 g.

    Documentation (Guide of the Java developer, 11 g Release 2 (11.2), E10588-04) says nothing about the record.

    Thank you...


    Hi, Roger:
    The recorded information come to the .trc file for the Oracle (shared or dedicated) server process.
    .trc files are the Oracle Diagnostics directory, for example:
    $ORACLE_BASE/diag/rdbms / $ORACLE_SID / $ORACLE_SID/trace
    To configure log file properties read this blog entry:
    Best regards, Marcelo.

  • where are the photo books manufactured?

    Where are the Apple on a manufactured Mac photo books created?

    Apple does not announce - you need to ask them - I guess that's where ever they choose and could be one of a number of different places according to volume and when ordering

    And you posted in iPhoto for Mac forum - Photo Books can no longer be ordered at all since iPhoto - they withdrew in April


Maybe you are looking for

  • Audio but no video using airplay

    Both my Apple TV do not allow any airplay broadcast correctly. I get audio but no video. I reset the units that I restored the TVs I have change the HDMI cords and I reset the modem and the router.  It gets really frustrating

  • On Windows 7 Satellite L300 Vista drivers works

    I'm guessing that the answer is 'yes', but all the Vista drivers work on Windows 7 (clean install) - for example I speak for the silent acoustic version 2.02.01 & 2.02.03 for Satelitte L300?

  • Get only a blank page when you try to print

    When I go to print anything, nothing prints.  I just get a blank sheet of paper.  What is going on?

  • Installation hangs at the backup data when reinstalling Win8 recovery Dell & restore USB

    I need to clean and reinstall Windows 8.1 because the administrator password has been lost, no password recovery disk is available and that newspapers now only machine in the guest account and you can't run the Dell recovery and restore from a guest

  • Upgrade my dell 3000 dimension to an SSD.

    Hello, I have an old dell dimension 3000 and I want to increase the overall speed and performance of the computer. I have already contributed to the maximum to the computer (2 GB) ram, but I don't want to stop there. I was wondering if I could pass t