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Time Machine read failure? Answered


Hey all- back again. my time machine is giving me grief again for an unknown reason. I got my drive (seagate replica 2tb) about a month ago, and it has worked great until now. I split the drive (not a partition) into 2 parts, one for my itunes library, and one for my backups (this was about 1.5 weeks ago). Last time I checked it (3 days ago) it worked fine. I accidentally left my computer on while we were gone for a few days- and now that I have come back my backups fail. It says that my drive is read only now. I have checked and it says my last backup was they 25th at 12:08 AM, so its been about 24 hours since the last backup. I try to repair the drive in disk utility but it fails and tells me to restore the drive. I can access all my itunes data on the volume on the same drive, but my backups wont work. Anyone know how to fix this?

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lemonie
lemonie

9 years ago


How did you "split" the drive without separate partitions?

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iminthebathroom
iminthebathroom

Answer 9 years ago

I believe astroboy906 didn't "split" the drive himself, rather a lot of hard-drives these days external/internal alike come with back up software, and this does partition the drive. For the user though it doesn't appear this way, rather it may be presented as a folder view. This doesn't help astroboy906 in anyway, but maybe it paves the way to understanding for others who may be able to help him.

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 9 years ago


He wrote "I split the drive (not a partition) into 2 parts" and that is what interests me.

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astroboy907
astroboy907

Answer 9 years ago

Umm I think its volumes, not partitions- or maybe it was just making a partition without formatting the rest of the data on the drive. Anyways I actually contacted tech support and got it fixed :)

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iminthebathroom
iminthebathroom

Answer 9 years ago

Awesome, did they tell you what was wrong?, just so others can learn from this, including myself

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astroboy907
astroboy907

Answer 9 years ago

not really, just guided me again trough disk utility first aid (which I had tried before) and it worked. Turns out the drive was corrupt because a month later it failed again (corrupt?). Got a new drive (MyBook) and it works great

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 9 years ago


Wow, tech' support were helpful - what was the problem/fix?

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iminthebathroom
iminthebathroom

9 years ago

I would click on properties and see what comes up first, then run a search on your drive in question with a query word as simple as "backup". Kinda of a backwards approach but usually using the search method can find lost data. Once found its just a matter of using aftermarket freeware that expands and restores backups from other memory backup programs.