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Time machine problems

by zacky / September 6, 2011 1:29 AM PDT

My wife and I both are using (or thought we were) Time machine. I had my HD crash and when I went to get my backups they were not there. My wife checked her TM and it stopped backing up 3 weeks ago even though she has changed many files. What is the problem?

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was there any notification that it had stopped?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 4:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Time machine problems

a change in the menu bar icon perhaps?

Is the drive you back up to, still functional?

Is it always connected and powered on/


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by zacky / September 6, 2011 6:51 AM PDT

I received a message box saying it could not complete the backup. Error creating the backup folder. Always connected, always on.

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Sometimes the drive index gets corrupted
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 6, 2011 10:35 AM PDT
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or the Backup Database index gets a glitch.

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New drive
by zacky / September 6, 2011 1:09 PM PDT

The external drive (LaCie) I'm using is brand new. Apple said it may be the drive, but it seems to be working with Carbon,copy cloner. I hooked up an older WD to TM and so far it is working. It's getting frustrating.

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