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#36341 - 10/08/15 08:48 AM Time Machine won't back up
Paul Chernick Offline


Registered: 10/08/15
About 3 weeks ago, Time Machine stopped backing up my system. There's room on the backup drive. TM periodically reminds me that I haven't backed up. Sometimes I have a "backup failed" message.

Also, TM will not display on my menu bar, even though I selected that option in System Preferences. So I can't launch it to force a backup. If I launch from Launchpad, I get the display of past backups, and no way to force a backup.

Viewing the backup drive on Finder, there is no circular arrow indicating a backup is in progress. But the backup folder on the backup drive has a file called "2015-10-08-121638.inProgress" timestamped earlier today.

Any thoughts?

I'm on a Macbook Air, OSX 10.10.5.


Edited by dianne (10/08/15 11:57 AM)
Edit Reason: Moved from the Mac OS X Applications forum.

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#36343 - 10/08/15 09:04 AM Re: Time Machine won't back up [Re: Paul Chernick]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
read my recent post: http://www.finetunedmac.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=36299#Post36299

And that being said, if you're still under applecare, give Apple a call and see if they can straighten it out.
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