Nov 7, 7: The rate at which data is copied to the two drives that work via Firewire seemed to be quite similar to the rate for the USB drive, until it bombed out. On each attempt to make the initial backup, TM would copy between 2 and 25GB of data of 75 total to the disk, and then stall indefinately, without giving an error. I tried again with the disk at work and it continued to fail. Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too. All applications were closed at the time. I’m not sure if in my case there is a minor error with the disk, a fault with TM, or both.
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Nov 1, 6: On each attempt to make the initial backup, TM would copy between 2 and 25GB of data of 75 total to the disk, and then stall indefinately, without giving an error.
Reply I have this question too I have this question too Me too Me too. It is a Maxtor disk in a BlueEye U case. I’m not sure if in my case there is a minor error with the disk, a fault with TM, or both.
Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: Ejecting the disk at this point and restarting the computer just lead to further problems with completing the backup that I won’t go into here.
It is working on your firewire drives and failing on the USB drive. All replies Drop Down menu.
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Interestingly, upon bringing the disk home today and switching it on it won’t mount at all, on my computer or that of my partner. The motivation for my post was just to make people aware – as there seems to be many people having problems with TM – that maybe the first drive you try, particularly if it is not new, may not work and that it is worth trying another if you can.
Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. I tried again with the disk at work and it continued to fail. As an aside, switching between the TM backup disks at Home and Work works well – TM just catches up from where it last left off on the particular drive.
The rate at which data is copied to the two drives that work via Firewire seemed to be quite similar to the rate for the USB drive, until it bombed out. I tried many times, each time reformatting the disk with the GUID partition mapdeleting the TM preference file, restarting and ensuring all other apps were not running.
Posted on Nov 1, 4: Finally I decided to follow what was being thrown up to the system. Time Machine times-out on external USB disk, but works on 2 others Hello, I wanted to share my experience, in case it is helpful to someone else. Just my two cents worth. So, if you’re having this or some other difficulty, on a drive that you haven’t purchased new, it may be worth considering that an unsuccessful TM backup may be due to a current, or imminent, problem with the disk.
Particularly in light of the fact that I didn’t receive any explicit error messages, that is other than the one in the system.
Nov 7, 7: User profile for user: Not only should firewire be faster – but it’s an entirely different connection. After upgrading from Tiger to Leopard on my Macbook Pro 2.
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I discovered that shortly after TM was stalling somewhere between 10 and 40 mins after commencing the backuprepeated messages would appear in blueee. It is worth keeping in mind that this disk has been working perfectly for me – I’ve been backup up entire system to it every couple of days using SuperDuper, without any errors or problems.
Ask a question Reset. At the same time a USB mouse was plugged in. I was completely fed-up! What other USB devices are being used at the same time? It appears that one of my external hard disks has a hardware fault, or that TM is overly sensitive to its state, thus preventing me using it for backup. All applications were closed at the time. This suggested to me that there was some sort of intermittent failure of the disk, or the connection between the Macbook Pro and the disk, or something I don’t understand.
I haven’t had any problems with timeouts To start blueeyf conversation again, simply ask a new question.