#345960 - 02/20/0804:19 AMStrange Time Machine or permissions bug
This has happened twice so far, both times shortly upon waking the Mac Pro from sleep and logging back in after being logged out while being at work all day. It started not too long after I repaired permissions for the first time in ages. If I just ignore the error messages, or restart, it will eventually run a backup without any further error messages. <br><br>Scary thing is that even though I'm logged in as Me, it doesn't know who I am, since "Me" has Read & Write privileges, yet I can "only read". Makes me suspect a permissions type issue and makes me wish I knew more about Terminal... Also, everything is grayed out in the Get Info window and I can't even give Me permission to be Me. <br><br>Screenshots below:<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
#345963 - 02/20/0804:31 AMRe: Strange Time Machine or permissions bug
However, if I restart, or wait a long time without doing anything at all, it changes back to this on its own, where I get all my permissions back again:<br><br><br><br>That's why I think it's some sort of bug or permissions issue. <br><br>
#345966 - 02/20/0805:46 AMRe: Strange Time Machine or permissions bug
I wish I knew what unknown was... <br><br>I can't change unknown to read only, either. I just tried. It's grayed out. I might have a fun weekend project of reformatting the stupid external drive, after backing it up to the extra internal. <br><br>
i think you should reinstall your system and reformat your TM drive.<br><br><br>"if you wish to fear nothing, consider that everything is to be feared." <br><br>[color:red]Libertarian Communist</font color=red>
What do you get if you turn off TM, disconnect the drive, reboot, then reconnect and turn it back on? That would only take a minute or two, and might reconnect something.<br><br><br><br>Don't be too circumspective - you'll end up traveling slower than the speed of life.
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