HT3275 Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to "Time Capsule" because "-.sparsebundle" is already in use.

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HT3275 Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to "Time Capsule" because "-.sparsebundle" is already in use.

How do I correct 'Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to "Time Capsule" because "-.sparsebundle" is already in use'?.Check out the More Like This column to the right. Our most popular problem.. 6-10 times a day.. There is a bug..

Error msg: time machine couldn't complete the backup to time capsule

I did a first time back up of my imac with time capsule; now when I try to back up a second time the error msg says can't do it.  When I try to access time capsule thru time machine; it won't let me. Any suggestions?Sorry this is where it all gets un

HT3275 Time machine couldn't complete the backup. an error occured while creating the backup folder

Time machine couldn't complete the backup. an error occured while creating the backup folder Why does this happen?hello, http://pondini.org/TM/C10.html http://Pondini.org/TM/FAQ.html http://pondini.org/TM/Troubleshooting.html Can't imaging something

Time Machine couldn't complete the backup due to a network problem

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WD MyCloud - Time Machine Couldn't Complete The Backup; how to fix?

I use Time Machine to backup my 3TB iMac (v. 10.8.5) with a 4TB WD MyCloud drive. It has worked fine for a few months, until I one day received the message "Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to "*******". An error occurred while cop

"Time Machine couldn't complete the backup" since upgrading to latest firmware

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My Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to "1TB TimeMachine".

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Time Machine could not complete the backup  (error 45)

Time Machine could not complete the backup The backup disk image "/Volumes/192.168.100.3/litao's iMac.sparsebundle" could not be created (error 45) 192.168.100.3 is windows 7 server I login to the SMB server as windows 7 user.At first I see the

"Time Machine could not complete the backup. The backup disk is not availab

I have a Seagate 750 MB external disk connected to the USB port of my Airport Extreme Base Station. It worked fine with Time Machine under Leopard but it's not working the way it was under OS X 10.6.2. I'm hopeful someone can help me solve the proble

Time Machine could not complete the backup "Time Capsule". Unable to access disk image backup "/ Volumes / Time Capsule / iMac.sparsebundle" (error 112). How can I repair it?

Time Machine could not complete the backup "Time Capsule". Unable to access disk image backup "/ Volumes / Time Capsule / iMac.sparsebundle" (error 112). How can I fix it?You might want to take a look at Pondini's excellent support doc

Time Machine can not complete the backup...what's up?

I'm getting this error message which keeps me from backing up: "The backup disk image "/Volumes/Data/....sparsebundle" could not be accessed (error -1)."I have not found a long-term solution (fix), but in my case the volume where the T

I have the following error message: Time Machine could not complete the backup.  The backup disk image "/Volumes/Data-1/test's MacBook.sparsebundle" is already in use

time machine has been running smoothly for years- until now.  i changed the name of the computer, and now i get the error message. any ideas? dI have had more than 1 customer with this error recently.  I believe the fix is to unplug the TIme Capsule

HT3275 I received this message and I'm unsure how to fix it "Time Machine couldn't complete backup to Time Capsule the backup disk image"/Volumes/The Vision Board/Alex Parry.sparsebundle" is already in use

I received this message and I'm unsure how to fix it "Time Machine couldn't complete backup to Time Capsule the backup disk image"/Volumes/The Vision Board/Alex Parry.sparsebundle" is already in useLook at the more like this on the right co

"Time Machine could not delete the backup disk"

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I'm getting the following message and need to know what to do about it: "The backup disk image "/Volumes/Joyce's Time Capsule/Macintosh.sparsebundle" is already in use."

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Time Machine Back Up Delayed, The backup disk is not available

Just noticed that my Time Machine has not backed up my MacBook Pro to my Time Capsule in three days: Selecting Back Up Now brings up this error message The Time Capsule is on the network, as I'm connecting to the Internet through it right now. The da

Purchased a 5T external, formatted to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), trying to drag and drop Time Machine. Tells me "The backup can't be copied because the backup volume doesn't have ownership enabled." How do I enable ownership? What is ownership?

Thanks!Although the documentation says you can copy Time Machine backups in the Finder, it's very slow and sometimes doesn't work at all. This technique will only work if the volume you're copying to is the same size, or larger than, the one you're c

Time Machine will not complete initial backup

I reformatted my external LaCie USB 2.0 drive 2X now (even zeroing once and set partition map to GUID) and TM gets hung on the initial backup. I'm on my third try now, and it gets hung each time at exactly 62.3G. mdworker keeps running 98% CPU power

Time Machine does not see older backups on Time Capsule

I use a wifi network to connect to the internet as well as a USB modem.  The result is that my Time Capsule is not always connected. I set up my Time Capsule (using the wifi network) and ran what I believe was a successful backup. Now Im trying to ru

TS1550 I keep getting the message that my sparsebundle is already in use and that Time Machine cannot complete the backup.  Any ideas?

I keep getting a message that says Time Machine could not complete the backup.  It says that my home wifi sparsebundle is already in use.  I do not know how to solve this problem.  Any ideas?Disconnect the power from your backup device, wait two minu