Also, it doesn't help that I'm not a professional in this department. But as the most technically savvy person at our company, this has fallen into my lap. . What all will work after applying this solution? Jim Hello everyone, Glad to be here! I still think that requiring twice the size of the volume being backed up is a little overkill on Apple's part, but I've had this other internal drive sitting around as a Tiger clone since about a year ago when I upgraded to Leopard. I have same problem not enough space on device. However Time Machine now tell me there is not enough space. I broke it off and created this thread because it was a different Time Machine issue than the original.
Worked for me about 1 hr ago now, as i spent the last 2 days working on the damm thing. Easy is the name of the game. Have you excluded the other partition from the backup. Certain files may show an error while copying, this can be resolve by applying the above procedure from a startup repair disk. Alternately you may need to check that the new disk is formatted correctly using the steps at the beginning of this doc: I've run into this before when using networked backup, also said something like 497GiB were free when actually 4TiB were free. I am dual booting using Clover.
Both are approximately 75% used and 25% available. Please transition away from it. Please help, and sorry for my bad English. There are multiple computers backing up via Time Machine to this unit. Please transition away from it. I feel a bit stupid forgetting this but it has revived a few dormant brain cells.
When I turn time machine back on, the volume appears again but all the snapshots within the folder have been deleted. Make a Backup by copying all the files to a drive which can be accessible later. I guess I can safely say that I won't be needing it any longer. System Restore worked for me. My iTunes library is 174. I used Disk Utility to erase and format the disk, I looked up instructions on how to make a partition: one for backups on High Sierra and one partition for storing data on High Sierra and Windows 10.
System Restore worked for me. Thank you for your help as I will use this if this problem pops up again. Now we have to shrink a partition by 200mb or more, if you already have unallocated space then no need to follow this step, skip it. Hope this helps Has got to be something with the sparse-bundle file that is causing this issue with time machine. Isn't it supposed to delete oldest backup to give space for the newest one? I found a workaround that at least worked for me El Capitan and submitted a bug report to Apple.
I cant see two windows boot loader in bios , I see only one. . Tried formatting it in a different format, like exFat, Fat32, but the same error. I am trying to install Sierra on a Multi-boot setup but facing the same error. I've reached out to Synology and they say it's Apple's fault.
All disks were selected by default already, but one of them A used to be a back up disk, and must not have automatically been added to the exclusion list when I made the change from backing up to disk A to disk B. This will result in unpredictable behavior: com. Then Time machine has enough space to do the initial complete backup and the iterations afterwards, deleting old versions as it goes. Thanks, Stu I'm having a similar problem. I believe external drives are excluded by default, but I remember this happening to someone else. Tried Deleting the partition and creating a new one, but the same error. Nov 29 20:13:13 epsilon com.
I posted the following in another thread where this issue first started. Below is the syslog documenting the backup attempt. It says: The backup disk needs 5. Problem: Try to format a partition for installing Mac on your laptop, but it reports the above problem. I thought it was because the current iTunes library was taking up too much space, so I'm deleted that.
Also, I made a post about bit rot and was asked to send logs via e-mail but after having done so, never received a reply, either via the forum or by e-mail: No, it hasn't changed much at all. Nov 29 20:12:13 epsilon com. Now you can open the Z partition. This will result in unpredictable behavior: com. This will verify you're attempting to use the correct disk.