time machine back-up question

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  1. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    i usually back-up thru time machine everyday, my question is, when i tried to back up tonight, it back-up my entire hard drive which usually an incremental back-up

    i think this is not normal, any comments guys?
     
  2. natsgo

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    Could be that you ran out of space on your time machine drive for an incremental backup so it reverted to a full backup.
     
  3. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    i have an available of 272 gb on my time machine hard drive. what i can see before back-up is "indexing back-up" then it says backing up 121 gb. time machine is trying to duplicate my hard drive:(
     
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    When you enter time machine on your mac, do you see all your previous backups?
     
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    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    yup, i can see all my previous back-ups.
     
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    That is weird.
    Personally I'd just delete the old backup and start with a new full backup.
     
  7. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    i will try to restore tomorrow on the latest back-up available and let see what will happen. by the way, i cancelled the back-up when time machine is trying to duplicate my hard drive
     
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    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    try PRAM but time machine is trying again to duplicate my hard drive:mad:

    any suggestions/comments guys?
     
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    Just delete the old backup and start with a fresh full backup.
     
  10. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    thanks, i'll do that but i will make a back-up on other external hard drive before i format my dedicated time machine hard drive.

    i'm sure that my time machine hard drive has no problems because i use this also to back-up my other mac and do incremental back-up last night
     
  11. natsgo

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    I don't think it's a hardware problem.
    It might be a corrupted time machine backup or a glitch.
    I wouldn't lose sleep over it, just delete and create a new full backup. :)
     
  12. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    formatting my dedicated time machine hard drive and create a new full back-up solved my problems:D

    maybe you're right, a corrupted time machine back-up makes my time machine duplicate my hard drive. thanks, natsgo;)
     
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    i always do full back-up instead of incremental...a little wait saves my some worries.
     
  14. mystavros

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    Thats alright if your source is relatively small but if you're backing up gigabytes of data, you wouldn't want to do that. :D
     
  15. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    agree with you mystavros, my data is 146 gb. it takes more or less 4 hours to back-up
     
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    just discovered that my time machine didnt back-up my data, i can see all my previous back-up folder but nothing the data i load after i had a full-back up last 30 dec '09 :slanted:
     
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    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    ^ any suggestions guys how to fix this
     
  18. bhoyetjumpay

    bhoyetjumpay Well-Known Member

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    pram didnt solve my problems :( any recommendations?
     
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    Enter Time Machine, delete all backups.
    Erase the Time Machine HDD.
    Then in Time Machine prefs, reselect the Time Machine backup disk.
     
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    Try deleting Cache Folders from both User and Root Library.
     

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