Glad to hear it worked and your feedback, but I'm still not sure what OS X version you're using.
And also, and again I don't know if you did, but oftentimes a full Mac restart is often required when making such changes.
Regardless, I'm glad to hear the fix worked for you and your pogo games.
I'm using Mountain Lion, Also I didn't need to restart
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I use both CCC and SD and have two complete bootable clones of my MBP updated with smart update daily, one stored off site. The TM bits are just daily backups and 9.2 is huge for that purpose. It is normally 1 to 2.5 GB for a daily backup of the 230 GB or so TM uses on the disk. It's the daily data incremental backups that refuse to run on TM.
Originally Posted by racewalker
I have a 2 TB drive that is failing every TM backup as well. After the failure I am unable to unmount the drive as well. I do have CCC but use TM as well for new files etc.
Finally a solution that works for now to allow Time Machine to work normally if you have the Mountain Lion glitch. System Preferences>Energy Saver> Disable 'Put hard disks to sleep when possible'. That allows TM to do normal backups until a fix is provided by Apple.
Maybe a crazy suggestion and as ML seems to do some crazy things and as your ML backup TM is not working or even as expected, maybe start over.
I'd suggest turning Off TM for now, then erase and zero out your TM backup volume you use, and when it's all finished, turn On TM and select the "new" volume to use.
Maybe your ML and TM will start working as expected.
I have zeroed out the TM partition (and even the entire 2 TB external three times and re-ran it (at over three hours each time, BTW). I have also reinstalled ML. Twice. Still nothing. This is a major flaw that Apple has dropped the ball on. I have an incoming call from Apple support tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. Hopefully someone there can provide a solution.
Bizarre!! And why your temp HD 'sleep' fix only worked exactly once??
Is the drive some sort of unique type or brand?
Can you write and read and transfer files etc. to/from that drive? And I'm guessing the answer is 'yes'!
Let's hope that Apple has a proper solution for you tomorrow.
It is a Verbatim 2 TB external HD partitioned into two 1 TB sectors. The second sector is for a CCC clone which works perfectly and boots without issue.
Yes, I can read and transfer files to/from the drive. It also wrote the proper set-up of TM to the drive (three times now) in the first place, running for over three hours to do so each time.
Originally Posted by racewalker
Mine turned out being a bad drive!
I cannot see how it could be the drive when the clone boots normally.
The daily update I have always done on the MBP is all that is not working. It goes through the motions of preparing the update, then the progress bar appears and it wrote about 30 KB of a 1.2 GB update on the last attempt and then stalls and just sits there for over an hour if I let it. Normally the update takes under five minutes. Frustrating as can be.
I had issues with time machine and a USB3 dock, but it turned out it was the dock itself as I replaced it with a 4 bay docking station and things run perfectly. TM goes to a 3TB drive that never disconnects.
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