So for those of you who use Mac OSX Leopard, you know how great and useful Time Machine can be. For those who don't know what Time Machine is, it is a built in backup system for OSX which synchronizes your data at specific intervals to an external drive. It's great for someone like me who does a lot of writing, and e-mails and doesn't want it all to go away with one bad save or trashing of a document. When I first upgraded to Leopard I had no issues running Time Machine, I bought an
from Apple, and felt as though I was not going to have to worry about my backup any longer. Well I re-installed OSX a few months back because I was feeling the clutter of a year old notebook, and I had my data backed up and when I re-installed OSX I recovered all of my data and began to use Time Machine like nothing had happened.
One day out of no where I got an error message saying that Time Machine failed to complete my backup, I thought it might be a fluke so I tried it a few more times with the same results. I read online that people were having similar issues so I followed their advice and reformatted the hard drive. Two months later and 30 different methods later I am still not able to use Time Machine. If anyone has any idea why I can get only 50% or so of my backup done followed by an error message that would be great. All I know is that its frustrating as heck. I am trying to be good, I want to backup, I have been foolish in the past, and even when I want to be good Time Machine won't let me!
As soon as I posted this my next stop was at Digg.com, and low and behold there is a Mac 10.5.3 update that was released today that was suppose to help reliability on Time Machine! When I get home today I will test out the new update (which I have already installed) and see if that helps my Time Machine predicament.
: After installing 10.5.3 which was to fix some areas of Time Machine I am still having the same issue, it is still telling me that it unable to complete my backup. Back to the drawing board.