Time Machine Fail(?)

Time MachineI’m using Time Machine which -I have to admit- is a pretty nifty thingy and I was contented with it until it gave up on me the other day. It doesn’t seem to make any backups these days, it just keeps spinning and spinning that cute little icon in my menu bar. Unfortunately there is no nice Star Wars effect for me whilst traveling through the Macstellation because I can’t access any of it.

I’m sure I’ll find a solution over time but I must say that right now I’m back to the old reliable manual backup: drag my files to two different external FiWi HDs. It’s easier and quicker for now until I’ve found the answer to my questions… I think I’ve seen something that seems slightly similar to my problem and it involves rebooting and changing all sorts of settings. But I’m lazy… and so I’ll sort it when I have a moment to spare ;) In case you are running into the same problem, this is a great website where you could go to find a possible solution and I hope it’s okay to link to it… If not please leave me a comment and I’ll delete the link… (I’ll update this post if this reboot solved my problem)

Update on January 5, 2011: I still have problems running TM unfortunately, so I end up having to manually make backups. Totally annoying to be honest but looking at the amount of posts on the Apple forum I’m not surprised to see I’m not the only one. My current problem is -after deleting the prefs file and ‘rebooting’- that it doesn’t run its scheduled backup automatically. Once it’s past the scheduled time TM sets a new time but doesn’t make the backup at all. Interesting hey? I’ll keep trying in the meantime, at least it’s better than none at all…

Update on February 1, 2011: I seem to have to kick-start it from time to time like a bike in order to make it run. I fixed the problem above but then the next one appeared out of the blue. It’s ok though, I don’t mind having to kick-start it every now and then as long as it’s doing what it’s supposed to do and so far it is…