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Fix a non-functional (Error 11) Time Machine
Authored by: randalla on Oct 26, '09 08:26:07AM

I had a similar issue recently with my Time Machine archive. It resides on a FW400 external drive. Basically, I was getting the same errors are the author, as well as the drive becoming read-only (but never reported as such). After formatting the drive, I found that I could copy to it only very slowly, and that the copies were happening very slowly (2MB/s), and it would also error out trying to write to the disk. Turns out, the Firewire cable connecting the drive to the iMac decided it didn't like me much anymore. After replacing it, my copies jumped back up to the expected 30+ MB/s and Time Machine was able to a full backup of the system.

Wish I found the bad cable before reformatting the entire drive though. Ceste la vie :)


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Fix a non-functional (Error 11) Time Machine
Authored by: spfolly on Oct 27, '09 10:46:25AM

I had a similar situation, was getting error -36. I believe the "SrcErr:NO" indicates a problem with the destination device (please correct me if I'm wrong). In the end, it turned out the power supply for my firewire disk was playing up. It got so bad in the end, the disk couldn't even mount properly. A new power supply fixed everything.

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