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10.5: A script to fix Time Machine after hardware repairs
Authored by: rkusa on Dec 05, '09 06:51:24PM

For some reason, mine comes up with the comment that it is already bound to this Mac, but it still tries to create a separate backup. I end up with an inProgress file on the TM drive every time it fails. It still shows the last correct backups. I don't know if this has something to do with the fact that early on when I had this problem I had clicked the Change Disk button and reselected the TM drive, but cancelled the backup while it was preparing, thinking I needed to research it some more.

I've trashed the inProgress files that were leftover from the failed backups and rerun the script, but I still get the same notice that it's already bound, yet still get the fail error for too little space (seemingly because it's trying to do an additional full backup). About half the hard drive's space is available according to TM Pref panel.

Is it thinking that it's already bound to the NEW Mac I might have created when I clicked that Change Disk button, and if so, is there a way to get it to forget that the new Mac backup entity it created? Any ideas? Thanks.

Edited on Dec 05, '09 06:54:50PM by rkusa

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