OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Backing Up MBP To Time Capsule - Disk Utility Stop Verifying HD
Mar 9, 2012
I've been having trouble backing up my MacBook Pro to my Time Capsule (hasn't backed up in months) so I ran Disk Utility and it gave the following error:†Disk Utility stopped verifying "Hard Disk". This disk needs to be repaired. Start up your computer with another disk (such as your Mac OS X installation disc), and then use Disk Utility to repair this disk.†So, if I do that, will I end up losing whatever is on my hard disk? And how do I start up the computer using the OS X disk? Just put it in and restart?
I've been getting a Kernel Panic about once or twice a day.I tried the disk repair utility to see if that fixes the problem. I received the message in a dialog box:Disk Utility stopped verifying 'Macintosh HD' This disk needs to be repaired using the Recovery HD. Restart your computer, holding down the Command key and the R key until you see the Apple logo. When the Mac OS X Utilities window appears, choose Disk Utility.I tried restarting holding command-R. After a minute or two, I see the Apple logo. Then, after another couple minutes, I see a big grey circle-slash. Below that, I see the small loading progress circle. This does not go away - it stays there until I restart.
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
Running Disk Utility's Repair Disk function from DVD, how long should this take to complete with a 1 TB drive? It's been nearly 24 hours so far. I booted the computer from the DVD, and after verifying the disk was told the disk needed repair.
My Macbook (late 2008 aluminum unibody running Snow Leopard 10.6.8) is having a plethora of problems - Spotlight won't return any results, I can't get any .dmg files to mount, and software updates can't be installed. Many of the solutions I've found involve running Disk Utility, but every time I try to open it, it crashes.
In order to use Lion‚Äôs encrypted (Core Storage) external drive feature, I needed to reformat an external 1TB drive with Apple Partition Map, as that works only with GPT. The only partition was HFS+J formatted and was used as Time Machine Backup, which I wanted to preserve.¬†
I connected the drive to another iMac running 10.6 which happened to have enough space on the internal HD. I read this article http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5096 , which describes how to copy the BackupDB just by drag and drop. In hindsight, that was a¬† bad idea, I should have created a disk image like suggested elsewhere, but if Apple itself suggests it, it can‚Äôt be so bad right?¬†
So I just dragged the whole BackupDB to random folder on the iMac (after enabling ownership), and apparently it copied correctly the dir-hardlinks, as the resulting folder had the same size. ¬†
It seems that the Finder activates a special dir-hardlink aware copying mode when one does this. This is also confirmed by the fact that the Finder will refuse to copy the BackupDB together with other files, you have to drag and drop the BackupDB only.¬†
I reformatted the external drive as HFS+J with GPT and activated ownership.. But now, when I try to copy the BackupDB back, it continues to count indefinitely the number of files to copy! I speculate that the special dir-hardlink aware mode is not activated, but what can I do? How can I trigger it? Is there some hidden command line tool which handles this?¬†
The lesson I‚Äôm drawing from this is: use the method described in the article only if you copy the backupDB from your old to your new drive.¬†
I just got a new MacBook Pro today (2.4Ghz i5) and it kept freezing randomly, such as opening safari. I open disk utility, it says that S.M.A.R.T. is verified, when I verified the disk, it said "invalid node structure" and to repair using the Mac OS disk. I booted from the disk, disk utility failed to repair twice, but after the 3rd repair, it said repair was successful, but after a few days, same problem "invalid node structure." I've repaired the disk many times and I always get the same result a few days later, I've also reformat the laptop 3x with same problems reoccurring after a few days.
I read that using disk warrior was best to solve these problems, except I there were mixed results, some people said that it fixed their problems, others said it was just a temporary fix, so I don't wanna pay for a program that may or may not fix my problem.
Last experiment, I popped in the HDD into my sister's MacBook Pro (2.4GHz Intel Core2Duo) and did a clean install. After a few days of use, it starts to slow down, ran Disk Utility, S.M.A.R.T. status is verified, clicked repair disk, and same thing "invalid node structure."
I went to apple, Apple "Genius" said that there was nothing wrong with my laptop and just told me to do a clean install, which I did many times already. They kept it over night and called the next day to say that there was nothing wrong...
Having said this, how accurate is the S.M.A.R.T status? I search google and some people say that "Invalid node structure" is a sign that the HDD is failing.
Any of you guys experienced this problem, where the S.M.A.R.T. status is verified, even though the HDD is dying? I don't have money to experiment and buy another laptop HDD to install just to test this out so can you guys tell me your experience?
I bought a new 2TB Time Capsule, and had problems completing the initial backup. I finally sourced the problem to files that were buried deep in a stack of folders, which seemed to make the file name/path too long. Anyway before I realized that I tried to reformat the Time Machine, and this seemed to work ok. However Airport Utility is now reporting the Time Capsule Disk Size as being 1.8TB, rather than 2TB.
I think before I reformatted the disk it showed as being 2TB in this menu, but I cannot be sure. I am worried that I have somehow formatted it wrong and lost some data space? If I go into Disk Utility, it does say there that the Data partition is 2TB, so it seems strange that Airport Utility shows it at 1.8TB. Can someone else who has the 2TB Time Capsule let me know whether in Airport Utility it shows as being 2TB or 1.8TB?
I am having problems with my Mac running slow. I had a friend guide me to run a "repair disk permission".I did that but I am not sure if I am to click clear history.Also should I do anything else to help my Mac run better?
Time machine has stopped backing up. Under the 'Backing up' progress bar it says that it is scanning thousands of items followed by preparing thousands of items and then cleans up. However, after all of this the latest backup remains the same and no fresh backup is made. I think the problem started when I added a new user restored using time machine (my wife's computer was in for repair and she needed a temporary home!).
I set up time machine to back up my computers hard drive and additionally to back up another external drive that is attached. however, it only is backing up one folder in my other external drive and nothing else.
I have a Macbook with OS X 10.6.8 and a 500GB external hard drive, which still has 208.5GB available. For some reason, Time Machine has simply stopped backing up any new files (documents, music, movies--anything). No items are set to be excluded from backups in Time Machine options except for the external hard drive itself. Also, no error messages appear, Time Machine seems to run just fine, but when I enter Time Machine, or look through the files on the hard drive, new files just aren't there. I am not very tech savvy, so I was not able to understand some of the answers people gave to similar questions on here. I did go to Pondini's website and followed as many troubleshooting instructions as I could understand (for example I did manage to do a full reset of Time Machine) but nothing changed. Do I just need to erase the entire backup drive and sart all over? If so, what will prevent this from happening again later on?
My HDD died recently and I cannot get booted into OS X. It just hangs on the grey screen with the apple. I am (was) running 10.6.8
I am having a lot of trouble trying to boot from my install DVD. First of all I purchased a new HDD which came with Lion pre-installed on it. This worked fine, except when I tried to restore my latest time machine back up it used up 200GB of my disk space but nothing is restored? No doucments or music anywhere, photos, nothing. There is no change at all except half my storage has disappeared. I had posted another question on here and the reply said to use setup assistant, which I could not locate in Lion?†I then tried to install Snow Leopard back over Lion but it would not let me. I tried to boot to the install disk but it just hung at the apple screen again.
I gave up and bought another brand new HDD but it won't recognise it on boot up. I just get a flashing folder with a ? in it. I tried to boot into the install DVD and again it wouldn't do it.
I then went back to my original HDD, and tried to boot to the install DVD from that (I hadn't tried this first off as my install disk was elsewhere and I purchased the Lion HDD as a stop gap measure) and it STILL wouldn't do it? This is now the original disk with the original install DVD (10.6) issued with my macbook pro when I purchased it and it will not boot to the DVD. Why why why?! It is almost enough to make me bin the lot and switch to windows.
I plan to 'clean up' my Time Machine/Time capsule completely, whereby I want to make it impossible for third parties to recover all or part of these old backups.After I have accompished this I want to start from scratch backing up my Mac.
I have 2 macs in my house.. a macbook pro and a macbook air. I have an old dell desktop running windows 7 that has a terabyte external harddrive hoooked up to it. I want to be able to use it as a network time machine drive. Both laptops are running snow leopard. I was wondering is this possible and if so, how can I do it. Currently I am able to see the desktop and the external hardrive on my network from the macs, and I am able to drag and drop onto them, however I want to be able to use time machine.
I have a couple of questions regarding backing up my external drive. I've got a 2TB external drive with about 1.5TB of movies, Music etc. I've got another identical empty drive that I want to keep a backup of the first drive on. So my question is what is the best way of backing up this data? I thought of using disk utility(I'm running snow leopard 10.6.4 if that makes any difference) to created a mirrored RAID set. If I plug in the empty drive then create the RAID set will my first drive get wiped when the set is created? or with it leave the data on the first drive intact? Or should I just use something like crashplan to backup to the 2nd drive?
My plan is this: to buy a new, 2TB Time Capsule, for use with my iMac and use my old TC to extend my wireless network and also be the back-up device for a MacBook Air that I plan to get in the future. My question is this: can I get my existing back up data off one TC onto another? I can't find anything on Apple's site that addresses this question.
Here's my scenario, every day I change around a couple gigs of space on my MacBook Pro, which is tethered to my ACD in my room normally. Whenever I want to change it, I have to bring it downstairs, plug it in via ethernet and back it up if I want it to take less than six hours. What's the best solution to make it take less time, via a wired connection I guess? My room is directly above the router (on a different floor, though). I doubt drilling through the ceiling is too easy, though. We do have this like 100-foot ethernet cord, though.
I have a folder of important graduate school documents (essays). TC has been backing up stuff no problem, including those essays for some time. Somewhere along the line a file became corrupt and I could no longer transfer files to/from my usb drive, so I went through each essay, copy/pasted everything in each document into new word documents, saved and named each new file and saved them to the desktop. Basically I copied all my documents without actually copying them, but rather by copy/pasting and creating new documents. Fixing the corrupt file was verified by my ability to copy the new folder of identical grad school materials to and from my usb stick again, so I went to backup knowing all my stuff was intact again. All of the backing up I've done shows as being successful, no errors, etc. However, when I go into time machine to verify the backup of that grad school folder, that new folder of essays is nowhere to be found, i.e. its not backing up.
I have a MacBookPro and a 1TB external that contains my iTunes library. The drive is not always attached as the MBP is used by all the family and moves around the house. I have a Time Capsule that I would like to use to back up the iTunes library on the external. How messy is it going to be setting up Time Machine to back up the external to the TC? Will the external not being connected when it tries to back up cause problems or will it just not back up at that time?
I often add very large files to my system before compressing them, sending them to clients, and then deleting them. This process leaves me constantly thinking about how much disk space I have free. Disk Utility, and an Apple approved app called DaisyDisk (space visualization) typically help me accompish this. Sadly, as of this week I seem to have a problem. When I went and looked the other day Disk U was telling me that 250gb of my 320gb drive is in use. This seemed high to me, but to be safe I thought I'd delete some files I didn't need. After deleting a bunch of videos, and a backup of my Main Identity (19gb) from my system, I'd assumed I had freed up about 24gb, but when I went back into Disk U it was still showing the same 250gb in use. Yes I rebooted my system, and made sure the trash was empty.
As I investigated further I did a get info on all 6 folders on the MacHD and they added up to about 170gb. That seemed more realistic, so I did a get info on my MacHD and again it showed the same thing 170 in use and 148.something available. Note: I have no partitions on this drive. But yet, still when I go to Disk U it seemed to be stuck at only 64gb free. Today when I went and looked again I am still seeing the same amount in use and free on the MacHD get info, but on Disk U now I am seeing 108 free and 211 in use. Why the difference? I would think Get Info was pulling from the same place as the mac disk utility.
I have used Disk Utility to attempt to password protect a folder but its not working for me.¬†I go to FILE>NEW>DISK IMAGE FROM FOLDER I then highlight the folder I want to password protect and click the IMAGE button.In the window that pops up, I then select 128 bit encryption and leave image format on COMPRESSED.Then I enter and verify the password I want to place on the folder and hit OK.The resulting disk image appears to have been modified, but when I double click on the supposedly password secured folder, nothing happens.¬† The folder doesn't open, nor does a window pop up asking for a password.I'm running snow leopard.¬†
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2.53Ghz Core Duo 500 GB HD
I've got an external har drive that i've been using for the last 6 months as my time machine back-up. I've used the disk utility in the past to create¬† an image and password protect my drive that way. But.is there a way i can use the same process for a drive that already has content on it? Can i password protect my drive using the disk utility which will password any current content as well as any future content? ¬†
I want to run Disk utilities on my mac. Have done this before using system disk and holding C etc.†Since upgrading to Snow Leopard from Leopard it no longer sees my system disk.†Restart holding down C with system disk installed...and mac just boots-up normally!†Ultimately I want to run the disk utility to check that the Hard Drive is healthy after install.
Info: PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2x3 Ghz Dual-Core Intel Xeon