yes. It's on now.
2 GB 667Mhz
Thanks for helping me with this.
The HD came out alright, n green. The Repair permissions just let me know that its estimated time is 2 hours.
HD reads "permission repairs completed'. It also lists "Warning: SUID file
has been modifies and wlll not be repaired for "system/library/private frameworks/ diskmanagement.fram...", "usr/sbin/ppd" and "usr/sbin/vpnd"
I'll run Verify on the Time machine now.
Verify Disk for Time machine reports:volume File Storage appears to be ok. (FYI, w/ the help of an apple person, I did divide the disk into half for Time machine and half for storing files I didn' t want on my desktop.)
They both "appear to be ok".
Did and same error.
On System Prefs, there isn't anything labeled back up drive.
Ok, great, it is now working and I can get to previous back ups, BUT those backups include only my desktop, not the HD which I need to have access to other files.
With a previous Time Machine, the HD was backed up and what I got when I went into the Time Machine was a much bigger display than now. I haven't needed to go in to recover anything for the past year and a half and didn't realize that only the desktop was being saved.
So I guess I have another problem now. Is there a different product you'd recommend for backing up than the Time Machine. The previous one Ihad quit unexpectedly and I was told that was just a fluke but I'm not satisfied with just this partial back up I'm getting.
I have no idea.
I use it only about once a week because I am not adding that many files and I don't want to wait to shut it down if it is going when I'm ready to turn the computer off.(I like to keep my electricity use, etc, lean.)
TM is not in the pictures file.
It is listed under HD in Devices. Clicking on it, Back ups.backupdb goes t o Kaia and Bob computer goes to dates of many backups. Clicking on any date goes to MacHD which goes to along list that starts w/ Adobe Reader.
When I got the 2nd TM, I checked out the idea of using the TM just once a week w/ someone at Apple and they said ok.
I don't recommend that... but that's up to you. That is not how you use Time Machine you should go over this:http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/#timemachinebasics
Ok, I watched it.
Now,how do I get TM to back up my whole system? Is the problem in using half of it as a storage file for old files?
I want to buy a new MAc and was counting on TM to do the backup transfer of information so I need it to work fully again.
Is there another device I can use that won't be backing up every hour?
Excludes file storage (6.8 GB),applications, applications (Mac OS 9), User guides and informatoin
HD has 23.46GBs available. TM has 389.56 GBs available. Don't know how to get at the total size of either.
I have deleted the files noted above.
HD cap: 74.21 GB available: 23
TM Cap: 465. GB available: 359
Sounding good. I'm backing up now and once see how much is included I'll bring this conversation to an end.
Since you're not responding to my question about a sub for TM, I'm guessing that you think this is the best product. Right?
The back up took a couple of hours and just finished. When I looked, I saw a series of my Mall inboxes going back over the last year, nothing more. I couldn't get anything from the past to open up.
I'm not going to be on the computer again until tomorrow afternoon from 2:30 -3:30 or so..I'd like to keep working on this so I do have a backup for transferring to a new computer. And so I know if I can work with the Time Machine or not.
You've put so much time in that I'll go ahead and pay you now. Can we work together again tomorrow so I don't have to start from scratch with someone?
How do I find you again?
When I enter the TM, I just get the Mail inbox, BUT when I click on the icon for the TM and get backup.backupdb and keep clicking I get a list of all the files for a particular date and they seem to be records of that time.
So does that mean I'm ok, the backups are working and it's just a different format than I was used to?
Since I was buying a new Mac, I took the Time Machine problem into the Genius bar and got it set straight. Was easier and faster actually talking with someo9ne than over email.