Recently, I had been getting an error from my Mac's Time Machine as follows:
That pretty much kept telling me that it couldn't perform the back up.
At first I thought it was a problem with my back up disk as Time Machine had mentioned. So I did the following:
- Deleted the Time Machine partition on my back up disk through Disk Utility
- Repaired the back up disk
I tried the process again, but it still gave me an error.
After searching for similar problem, I came across some posts that advised to disable spotlight indexing, but that didn't seem to help. Finally, I stumbled across a post that mentioned the use of the OS X console application to see what was wrong.
Through the help of the Console application (which can be found in Applications > Utilities > Console), I was able to determine that what happened whenever I started a back up was that it would give me a error message whenever it tried to back up a particular file. Turns out that the file was locked, and could not be copied by Time Machine, so it kept saying that there was a problem with the back up disk. Deleting this file fixed the problem, and it seems like Time Machine is backing up things just fine right now.
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