But there's actually another problem: Time Machine uses hard-linked directories, and I don't think many any? I only seem to have one partial back up available which says its in progress. You can delete folders within backups. Its like its still preparing to delete. Does this work for you as well?. So, once I have 7 backups on my hard drive, the next time my computer backs up the oldest of those 7 will automatically be deleted. It works if Time Machine is the only thing on the drive or partition. Re-selecting the backup drive would enable backups to proceed but Time Machine would create a new, separate backup instead of continuing on from the previous backup data.
Where does it store it? Late last week I upgraded to High Sierra 10. 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. The second drive initially was a full copy of the first, to preserve existing history. Be careful when using this command. I really don't want to re-format the disk.
If someone beats me to it, then be my guest. How can I make a copy of the Backups. If you're comfortable with using Terminal. I got an error about not having proper permissions. Jan 9, 2010 Time Machine has always been working correctly but I no longer can make it work. But also those were plausible. But apparently now they are in my hard drive even with that dialog box still up.
The problem I was trying to restore my machine from a Time Machine backup to a new laptop in recovery mode. As you can imagine with a relatively small startup drive I really can't afford to lose over 150Gb to system files. My MacBook was in repair for quite some time and meanwhile I had restored the Time Machine backup to the Mac Mini. I have backups to Time Machine run every 6 to 12 hours, so it just occurred to me that I only need to run Time Machine from one of the computers, the one that I am at the majority of the time. So I ran First Aid on the partition and it found nothing wrong.
I just clicked move to trash but it didn't work. It'd be nice if you could tell it to delete everything older than X amount of days, but you can't. I tried to rename the backup in progress but it won't let me. Navigate to the backup you want to delete and use the Actions menu gear icon in the Finder's toolbar. It wouldn't let me remove them getting the error 'Operation not permitted'.
It made an empty 2009-06-18-135821 folder but the folder was not writable so it couldn't copy the contents. Curious to know if this solution would work for my situation. I've come home today to find that all backups are gone again and it is doing another full backup. I would have just formatted it which would have been waaay faster, but I have some copies as backups on there for now. Curious to know if this solution would work for my situation. It should allow you to start a new backup and resume where you left off without any issues. Open System Profiler, and select Network followed by Ethernet.
So consequently none of the files mentioned in this guide exist on the machine in question. I have another Time Machine backup working fine to a trusty old Lacie Drive so erased the one on my Time Capsule to see if that works. Is that a standard name, or might it be called something else? In both cases the backups are correctly going to the existing backup tree. I am using disk utility and it is taking days. Although I doubt this is the case as it never read any files from home space during the backup process. We a ppreciate your understanding, Rena.
But now it all works - thanks so much for this tip! I want to create the disk image to the other partition. Though I am able to restore from older files, my backup archive has doubled in size because Time Machine thinks every single one of my files has been changed. If the two are identical, Time Machine will make an incremental backup; If they don't match, it will back up the entire partition again. I have Music, Movies, Games etc. Now you can click on that item you wish to delete and go up or right click and click delete.
What I find interesting is that only it only copied '191916 files 24. I've noticed that time machine seems to go every 20-25 minutes or so, instead of every hour. I use SuperDuper to make a bootable copy of my main drive. Spotlight-V100 drwxrwxrwt 3 Sachit staff 102 Apr 17 2008. I didn't mount the drive in any special way, just plugged in.
If the drive goes bad, both backups are gone. However, I still get the same error with the restore function. Of course I used Disk Utility to erase everything on the drive and boot it for Time Machine. This was the behavior that we expected, based on the message. A simple restart fixed the issue.