I have been trying for days and still no luck. Does this mean that I will either just have to abandon Time Machine altogether; or use two separate Time machine volumes, one for each computer and all the needless duplication of files that this will entail? However, I cannot see the old backups in time machine and hence cannot restore from there. Any tweaks, settings to change? Just thought I'd throw my voice in here and say that I found the quickest way was to just open Disk Utility and erase the partition of my drobo that housed my Time Machine backup. Is there any way the Mac Mini can take ownership of previous system Time Machine backups and continue with incremental back ups? None of the buttons do anything. I never realised you could use a nice gui to do the renaming of a user in all the right Apple places. It started writing data but then failed in about the same place every time.
There was no error presented from Time Machine an the System Preferences panel reported it was successful. Time machine has been backing up our server successfully for months, but now no longer works. If you have a very large database, rebuilding the database might take a long time. Sep 30, 2008 My Time Machine has been making the usual regular backups for a few months onto my Time Capsule. If the drive goes bad, both backups are gone.
The error is related to OneDrive sync folder when we analyze it in Terminal. There are thousands of files in here so I cannot ask the users to go around renaming the files and shortening the folder names to be honest it doesnt seem that they are too long to me in any case. So what's the recommended way to delete huge amounts of files? I've come home today to find that all backups are gone again and it is doing another full backup!!! Comments appreciated - Does Apple know about this? Spotlight-V100 drwxrwxrwt 3 Sachit staff 102 Apr 17 2008. Where does it store it? In fact, I never investigated if the weekly backups which are kept until the drive is full do hold all files that ever existed during the daily backups of that week -- I guess not? Most of the files backup properly but some don't. Running those changes took over 24 hours to complete, and did not solve the issue. Yesterday I had quite a few backups in my backup directory, today I come on to find that some of these backups are missing.
I recently put extra files for temporary use onto the iMac hard drive - Time Machine said in effect 'that's too much, try removing certain folders from the backup'. Then click 'Backup Now' in the Time Machine menu in the menubar and go grab a cup of coffee, or two, because a completely new incremental backup set will be generated on your 'new' Time Machine Backup Disk. On a related note, AppleCare told me to just restore from the backup. Go to the top level i. After that it all goes down hill. That's a lot of files that are lost! Customized Mini as desired preferences, apps, etc.
Then click on the external you have set up for time machine, then click the erase tab, then erase again. Thanks for the hint, and I will report any future adventures. First, turn off Time Machine temporarily. Up until now, the Airport Utility had an option to disconnect all drives manually and the Time Capsule would then work until the next reboot — a temporary? CalendarStart Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds Still restores only the first 7 files of 955. How do I get the space back? I thought that the network share permissions were controlled by the host, not by the client? So I tried secure empty trash just for fun and let it run all day. The second is the virtual disk. My iMac is often very sticky, though I've done most of the diagnostics I know of and preferences etc.
This only half worked for me. I tried to toss my backup in progress in the trash after several backup attempts failing and now if i try to secure empty trash it just counts files forever I let it run all day yesterday and last night. I'm amazed that there is no command line version of 'rm' to delete these, or no information from Apple as to what the command-line version is. Saying that there was an error copying files. Likely an unbalanced disableUpdate call. So I added some exclusions such as my large iTunes library. I realized that I was no longer on 10.
The Entourage database has also grown, but any backup shows the size of the initial backup. The trouble is I don't know if it's because the procedure doesn't work in reverse, or the fact that I didn't try until after I updated to 10. Again, thanks for your help. Have I just lost access to months and months of backups? Back Up Now was selected and left to run assuming it would take a while on the 500Gb internal drive that had a around 200Gi-250Gi of used. What is the recommended way to get rid of a whole TimeMachine archive aka Backups. The solution is really easy, though.
I hope this can help. You can do the same thing as I explained abovDefine a new partition, disk, volume etc for your new backups while leaving the old ones alone. Having gone back and checked and rechecked my work, I got it to work as expected and as advertised. I closed the opened package contents window and then emptied trash as normal. So much for being easy for dummies. Then I clicked on Firefox.