Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
Discuss [Advice] Time Machine Configuration of USB Backup Device at the Archiv (Leopard) - Hackint0sh.org; Hi there, I'm a very new iMac owner but have some knowledge in Linux and ...
  1. #1
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default [Advice] Time Machine Configuration of USB Backup Device

    Hi there,
    I'm a very new iMac owner but have some knowledge in Linux and Windows.

    My issue is that it appears that I'm not able to successfully partition / initialize / format or whatever my external USB device (Trekstor Datastation 300GB NAS) to work with Time Machine.

    Time Machine wants to prepare the drive which I accept and then it doesn't do anything for a long time (appears process hangs). After some time it will state that it failed or I manually kill the process.

    After that I can not use the drive anymore at all since partition table seems broken. After using fdisk on Linux I can get the drive working again by creating a FAT32 partition.

    I also tried to use fdisk on OS X and I could get it partitioned with "fdisk -a device" but even after that Time Machine does not accept the drive.

    All options like delete, partition, repair etc. result in broken drive.

    Am I just doing things wrong, is my installation of OS X not ok, is it a hardware issue or what? I also tried the same with another USB drive, same result.

    Jeez, that's not the first drive I have to work on in my life so I'm really puzzled and don't know what else I could do.

    Any idea?
    Thanks.



  2. #2
    IRC Netadmin
    Team of Hackint0sh
    Array f41qu3's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,572
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    For Time Machine, use Disk Utility.app and format using HFS+ Journaled format.

    If you just want to support hackint0sh.org with a donation click here.

    Twitter: @f41qu3 @hackint0sh @hmbt_org @iphone_dev

  3. #3
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Thanks for your reply.
    I tried that after Time Machine config failed. I have two options, one is to select the Device itself and the other is to select the volume. I can also specify where partition table gets stored.
    I tried several different things, all with the failures described earlier.
    Logically I would expect to select the device and partition it. I used 1 Partition, MAC OS X Extended (journaled) and tried both MBR or GUID partition table. Since I have an Intel Mac I thought Apple table doesn't make sense.
    Since all that did not work I went to terminal as described earlier.

  4. #4
    IRC Netadmin
    Team of Hackint0sh
    Array f41qu3's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,572
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Maybe you need a Fix for Time Machine.

    Go to irc.osx86.hu port 6667 room #leopard , Time Machine Fix in on the /topic.

    If you just want to support hackint0sh.org with a donation click here.

    Twitter: @f41qu3 @hackint0sh @hmbt_org @iphone_dev

  5. #5
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I don't think it is related to Time Machine itself. No matter whether I use Time Machine, Disk Utility or fdisk, nothing seems to be able to partition / format my USB device. I would have expected a hardware error, but I tried it with another device as well.
    That's really weird.


  6. #6
    IRC Netadmin
    Team of Hackint0sh
    Array f41qu3's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,572
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Your USB device had switch to protect disk?

    Your HDD is formatted and capable?

    If is a SATA/IDE disk, try plugged it on Mainboard and try using it as Time Machine backup disk. If works, your bug is on USB Case,

    Goodluck,
    If you just want to support hackint0sh.org with a donation click here.

    Twitter: @f41qu3 @hackint0sh @hmbt_org @iphone_dev

  7. #7
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Your USB device had switch to protect disk?
    I don't think so as I can partition and format it through Linux.

    Your HDD is formatted and capable?
    I want to partition and format, beside that I can put a FAT32 partition on it through Linux and also save files on it.

    If is a SATA/IDE disk, try plugged it on Mainboard and try using it as Time Machine backup disk. If works, your bug is on USB Case,
    I don't think so as it works with Linux.

    Thanks for all your input on this, I really appreciate your comments. Is there a way to get this done on OS X terminal? Or through Linux or Windows?
    What should a disk look like for Time Machine to accept it?
    HFS + (journaled) and where the partition table? MBR, Apple table or GUID?

    As I said, I tried this with two different USB drives and both don't work. So I think it's a problem with what I do rather then hardware. Or it's a software issue but then what do I need to replace? Disk Utility? And how?

    Thanks again for any comments, this drives me nuts.

  8. #8
    IRC Netadmin
    Team of Hackint0sh
    Array f41qu3's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,572
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    I re-re-quote you :p

    Quote Originally Posted by FordFairlane View Post
    Your USB device had switch to protect disk?
    I don't think so as I can partition and format it through Linux.
    You can't use HDDs in other formats on Mac OS X or Time Machine. Need reformat using Disk Utility.app in HFS+ format.

    Your HDD is formatted and capable?
    I want to partition and format, beside that I can put a FAT32 partition on it through Linux and also save files on it.
    Replied in up.

    If is a SATA/IDE disk, try plugged it on Mainboard and try using it as Time Machine backup disk. If works, your bug is on USB Case,
    I don't think so as it works with Linux.
    Linux works with EXT formats, OS X don't works.

    Thanks for all your input on this, I really appreciate your comments. Is there a way to get this done on OS X terminal? Or through Linux or Windows?
    What should a disk look like for Time Machine to accept it?
    HFS + (journaled) and where the partition table? MBR, Apple table or GUID?
    Time Machine only works with HFS+ format.

    As I said, I tried this with two different USB drives and both don't work. So I think it's a problem with what I do rather then hardware. Or it's a software issue but then what do I need to replace? Disk Utility? And how?
    Only reformat your entire HDD in right format.

    Thanks again for any comments, this drives me nuts.
    If you just want to support hackint0sh.org with a donation click here.

    Twitter: @f41qu3 @hackint0sh @hmbt_org @iphone_dev

  9. #9
    Newbie Array

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Ok. Last questions before I let you go bud.
    1.) I used Disk Utility.app and picked entire HDD, selected HFS+ and GUID, entered name and kicked it off. It's now running since 30 min + for a 300GB drive. Does it usually take that long? I think process hangs.
    2.) If I open up Activity Monitor Utility the Disk Utility.app process name is displayed red. Am I right assuming that this indicates that the process hangs?

    I don't want to reinstall the Mac entirely (yet) so if I can't figure it out I'll live without Time Machine for now. Playing around there'll be the time where I potentially will want to reinstall it anyway and maybe put Linux beside it using Boot Camp or so.

    However, thanks for the time you spent on this.

  10. #10
    IRC Netadmin
    Team of Hackint0sh
    Array f41qu3's Avatar

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,572
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FordFairlane View Post
    Ok. Last questions before I let you go bud.
    1.) I used Disk Utility.app and picked entire HDD, selected HFS+ and GUID, entered name and kicked it off. It's now running since 30 min + for a 300GB drive. Does it usually take that long? I think process hangs.
    2.) If I open up Activity Monitor Utility the Disk Utility.app process name is displayed red. Am I right assuming that this indicates that the process hangs?

    I don't want to reinstall the Mac entirely (yet) so if I can't figure it out I'll live without Time Machine for now. Playing around there'll be the time where I potentially will want to reinstall it anyway and maybe put Linux beside it using Boot Camp or so.

    However, thanks for the time you spent on this.
    If you need using Linux there you need a rEFIt, search for it on Google.

    You can't running Boot Camp (or rEFIt) in Hackint0shes, it's only run on Original Intel Mac.

    Maybe you have some bug (because EXT format) on your HDD. Try put back in Linux, and reformat from EXT to FAT and back to OSX from FAT to HFS+.

    Goodluck,
    If you just want to support hackint0sh.org with a donation click here.

    Twitter: @f41qu3 @hackint0sh @hmbt_org @iphone_dev


 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-09-2013, 12:07 PM
  2. Help with upgrading to SSD and time machine backup
    By cugolfer33 in forum Using Snow Leopard
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-31-2010, 09:42 PM
  3. [Time Machine] backup volume can not be found.
    By Ol!ver in forum Archiv (Leopard)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-20-2008, 02:16 PM
  4. [Time Machine] Backup iPhone and Leopard ?
    By iPhoneilliterate in forum General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-04-2008, 09:24 PM
  5. [Problem] Time Machine Device Removal Error
    By ximekon in forum Archiv (Leopard)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-23-2008, 12:14 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 10:54 AM.
twitter, follow us!