SOLVED Time Machine problem.


Lufbrarunner

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I noticed yesterday that my iMac was not backing up to my Time Machine backup drive ( 2tb external USB). Against the Latest backup there is a red dot with an i in it when I click on it I get the message:

"Time Machine couldn’t complete the backup to “Backup”.
Time Machine did not back up because FileVault was encrypting or decrypting a disk.
Backups will resume once FileVault finishes."


But I have Filevault switched off, so not sure what is happening, any thoughts?
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hmmm, not something I have run across. A little scary since FileVault isn't enabled.

Have you tried unmounting the external TM drive, restarting the iMac, remounting the drive, and trying it again?

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Itried all that, double checked that Filevault is Off, I even changed to a clean empty drive for the backup. After re-reading the error message, where it says backups will resume when File Vault finishes, I left the Imac o overnight , the red dot has gone and the backup has completed. I will keep an eye on it for the next scheduled backup.
 

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Huh.

Glad it finally completed. If the same issue happens again, you may need to wipe the HD and perform a fresh install.

Keep us in the loop,

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At the moment time machine will back up to the external USB drive, but gets stuck when trying to backup to my Time Capsule.
My thoughts were to do a nice clean install and take it from there, just need to find a spare couple of hours to do it :)
 
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Tried leaving the backup to Time Capsule overnight and that too seems to have done the trick.
 

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