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  1. Nigel Rumsey

    please help - my wireless stopped working

    Hi thanks for the suggestion, I've tried that but no change I'm afraid. If anyone else has any suggestions I'd really appreciate it. Nigel
  2. Hi I do hope you can help, I've spent all day on this. Yesterday my wireless suddenly started dropping signal. I should have said this is on a Macbook 18 months old, same router, it's been working like a dream for 18 months. I'm sitting right next to the router with a signal a 90%. If I turn the airport off and turn it on again it's OK for a few minutes (only 2 or 3) and then it drops the signal. I've had IStumbler running, changed the channel, I don't know what else to do. I did by an ipod touch yesterday but I can't thnk that would have anything to do with it. I'd really appreciate some help. thanks Nigel
  3. Nigel Rumsey

    Time Machine preparing forever!

    Thanks Dolphbucs, I did miss that point. I've been away on vacation, hence the delay in following up. I re-formatted the disk with a GUID partition but still got the same problem after about a week. In frustration I, crossed my fingers and, reformatted the firewire disk without a partition - on the basis I'd be excluding one variable. Variable excluded but the problem still exists. I formatted it on Friday 26th and as I write it's been 'preparing' to back-up for about 2.5 hours! So do I, go for a clean install of the Mac? Go to the Genius Bar? Chuck the whole thing out the window? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  4. Nigel Rumsey

    Time Machine preparing forever!

    car1son thanks for the help. I've check the software's up-to-date, I've got 10.5.4. I've decided to re-format the back-up disk again. If that doesn't work I think I'm going to go for a clean install of Leopard, I need to get to the bottom of this one way or the other. Thanks for the friendly introduction to the forum.
  5. Nigel Rumsey

    Time Machine preparing forever!

    Thanks Car1son and Ingnoracious, disk utility says the disk is formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) which is what I assumed it should be? You're right it does say UUIDs don't match for volume and 'time machine does not appear to be the correct backup volume for this computer. (Cookies do not match)'. I'm not sure where that leads me from here? Aug 3 13:01:51 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[784]: Volume at path /Volumes/time machine does not appear to be the correct backup volume for this computer. (Cookies do not match) Aug 3 13:01:57 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[784]: Backup failed with error: 18 Aug 25 17:17:44 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: Starting standard backup Aug 25 17:17:44 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: Backing up to: /Volumes/time machine/Backups.backupdb Aug 25 17:17:44 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: Ownership is disabled on the backup destination volume. Enabling. Aug 25 17:17:47 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: Macintosh HD Aug 25 17:17:47 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: Backup content size: 40.8 GB excluded items size: 28.5 MB for volume Macintosh HD Aug 25 17:17:47 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 48.97 GB requested (including padding), 98.31 GB available Aug 25 17:17:47 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: Waiting for index to be ready (909 > 0) Aug 25 18:47:02 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: Copied 193345 files (36.1 GB) from volume Macintosh HD. Aug 25 18:47:12 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 292.3 MB requested (including padding), 59.68 GB available Aug 25 18:47:24 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: Copied 883 files (10.1 MB) from volume Macintosh HD. Aug 25 18:47:25 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: Starting post-backup thinning Aug 25 18:47:25 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist Aug 25 18:47:25 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[355]: Backup completed successfully. Aug 26 20:49:19 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[408]: Starting standard backup Aug 26 20:49:22 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[408]: Backing up to: /Volumes/time machine/Backups.backupdb Aug 26 20:49:26 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[408]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 449.3 MB requested (including padding), 59.68 GB available Aug 26 20:49:56 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[408]: Copied 5774 files (140.8 MB) from volume Macintosh HD. Aug 26 20:49:56 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[408]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 280.3 MB requested (including padding), 59.54 GB available Aug 26 20:49:58 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[408]: Copied 406 files (293 bytes) from volume Macintosh HD. Aug 26 20:49:59 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[408]: Starting post-backup thinning Aug 26 20:49:59 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[408]: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist Aug 26 20:49:59 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[408]: Backup completed successfully. Aug 28 20:02:50 unknown001b6302bce7 com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.backupd-wake[158]): Exited with exit code: 1 Aug 28 20:22:40 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[307]: Backup requested by user Aug 28 20:22:40 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[307]: Starting standard backup Aug 28 20:22:40 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[307]: Backing up to: /Volumes/time machine/Backups.backupdb Aug 28 20:22:48 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[307]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 358.1 MB requested (including padding), 59.54 GB available Aug 28 20:23:24 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[307]: Copied 9355 files (64.8 MB) from volume Macintosh HD. Aug 28 20:23:24 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[307]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 280.5 MB requested (including padding), 59.47 GB available Aug 28 20:23:28 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[307]: Copied 521 files (156 KB) from volume Macintosh HD. Aug 28 20:23:29 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[307]: Starting post-backup thinning Aug 28 20:23:29 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[307]: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist Aug 28 20:23:29 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[307]: Backup completed successfully. Aug 29 08:33:32 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[321]: Starting standard backup Aug 29 08:33:33 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[321]: Backing up to: /Volumes/time machine/Backups.backupdb Aug 29 08:33:34 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[321]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 282.6 MB requested (including padding), 59.47 GB available Aug 29 08:33:39 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[321]: Copied 454 files (1.9 MB) from volume Macintosh HD. Aug 29 08:33:39 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[321]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 280.4 MB requested (including padding), 59.47 GB available Aug 29 08:33:42 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[321]: Copied 462 files (97 bytes) from volume Macintosh HD. Aug 29 08:33:42 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[321]: Starting post-backup thinning Aug 29 08:33:42 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[321]: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist Aug 29 08:33:42 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[321]: Backup completed successfully. Aug 29 08:59:45 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[448]: Starting standard backup Aug 29 08:59:45 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[448]: Backing up to: /Volumes/time machine/Backups.backupdb Aug 29 08:59:48 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[448]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 293.1 MB requested (including padding), 59.47 GB available Aug 29 09:00:03 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[448]: Copied 8843 files (10.6 MB) from volume Macintosh HD. Aug 29 09:00:03 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[448]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 280.4 MB requested (including padding), 59.45 GB available Aug 29 09:00:06 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[448]: Copied 458 files (33 KB) from volume Macintosh HD. Aug 29 09:00:07 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[448]: Starting post-backup thinning Aug 29 09:00:07 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[448]: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist Aug 29 09:00:07 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[448]: Backup completed successfully. Aug 29 09:01:37 nigel-rumseys-computer /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[448]: Stopping backupd to allow ejection of backup destination disk! Aug 29 20:36:57 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[305]: Backup requested due to disk attach Aug 29 20:36:57 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[305]: Starting standard backup Aug 29 20:36:57 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[305]: Backing up to: /Volumes/time machine/Backups.backupdb Aug 29 20:37:03 unknown001b6302bce7 /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd[305]: No pre-backup thinning needed: 1.87 GB requested (including padding), 59.45 GB available
  6. Nigel Rumsey

    Time Machine preparing forever!

    Hi I'm new to the MacCast forum but I really hope you can help with a long standing problem. I've had a MacBook for about 18 months and I upgraded to Leopard in late January 08 and ever since my Time Machine hasn't worked properly. I bought 150GB iomega firewire drive which I partitioned into 2, I have 50GB for Superduper and 100GB for Time Machine - I have about 38GB used on my MacBook's 80GB hard disk. Time Machine runs OK for a couple of weeks then it'll start 'preparing back-up' and just never stop, the last time I thought maybe I'm just not waiting long enough so I left it overnight got up in the morning, it had been preparing for about 16 hours, and still nothing. Then if I press the little 'X' to stop the back-up it says 'stopping' that just continues for hours until in the end I have to turn the drive off - with Adam's words ringing in my ears I don't like doing this, but I don't know what else to do. I've tried re-formatting the firewire disk (the whole thing - so no back-up until I could use Superduper) - then it's OK for a couple of weeks and then the same thing. I think I've even tried it un-partitioned in case that was the problem. Each time after disconnecting the disk I have to run disk utility to repair the permissions. I've also tried repairing the disk from disk utility from the install disk - the problem is the same. Because I use my laptop in different locations I only plug the Time Machine disk in 2 or 3 times a week, but I'm sure I can't be the only one who does that. So now I've basically given up on Time Machine - but I have that annoying little exclamation mark looking at me all the time. I really hope you can help. best regards Nigel
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