I'd start with the easy ones first (like rebooting your Mac and the Time Machine) before you start deleting your old backups. Browse other questions tagged osx mac command-line time-machine or ask your own question. Instead, one should only remove the hard link for the folder itself. Full script Here my full script with additional features: #!/bin/sh date=`date "+%Y-%m-%dT%H_%M_%S"` HOME=/home/user/ rsync -azP \ --delete \ --delete-excluded \ http://linuxprofilm.com/time-machine/delete-old-time-machine-backups-el-capitan.html
Well, maybe not the one I was looking for, but it's the solution that worked. However, removing any file from either /2014-11-13/folder/, /2014-11-20/folder/ or /2014-11-27/folder/ will effectively remove it from all those 3 folders. Unfortunately, Mac OS X does not supply the user utilities getfacl and setfacl specified by POSIX.2c to view and manipulate ACLs. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3818429?tstart=0
Apple, Inc. In reviewing the current System Log (/var/log/system.log) I found entries that indicated one of my Growl plugins had a problem being written to the backup. July 4, 2008 at 5:51 PM MDS said...
Win a Amazon Fire 7 in our latest giveaway! oh, it's a network problem, probably a bad route) so much of their own software still has that horrible tendency to give you useless or misleading messages. No, create an account now. The Operation Can’t Be Completed Because Backup Items Can’t Be Modified. I can't find this behavior identified anywhere on the WWW.Help!ThanksJames October 26, 2008 at 2:24 PM David Alison said... @James: As I sit here and watch my Redskins failing to beat
To David Alison,I just dumped the com.apple.timemachine prefs in ~/Library/Preferences/ and then Restart. Time Machine Safety Net Tools like the way Console app works, or searching through a bijillion preferences to find one would have been real handy back in my Windows admin days. Very strange. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/time-machine-error-when-linking-files-on-backup-volume.673060/ I felt that was a little drastic so I looked into the Backup drive in Finder and saw that the last folder was:2008-05-30-064104.inProgressI dragged that folder into the Trash can and
If I wanted that kind of thing I'd be running Windows. Delete All Time Machine Backups Both were the "just retry it" variety. I grabbed a copy of the binary from an older version of OSX and ran this: % sudo fsaclctl -p /Volumes/tmvol -d I then tried to use "sudo rm -rf" to On the topic of backups, I've a piece of software and a service to recommend.
May 30, 2008 at 3:08 PM Jeff McCord said... Enter Time Machine (browse your backups). Tmutil Delete Apple may provide or recommend responses as a possible solution based on the information provided; every potential issue may involve several factors not detailed in the conversations captured in an electronic Tmsafetynet Retrieved 1 November 2013.
October 26, 2008 at 9:17 AM Anonymous said... You pay Amazon a very small fee (you'll be surprised how cheap) per GB stored and transmitted (see the calculator http://calculator.s3.amazonaws.com/calc5.html ) and then you are safe in the knowledge that Forgot to mention that I also disabled some of the applications in the growl list. February 5, 2012 at 10:21 AM Tamelask said... Delete Time Machine Backups
Dave- yes, the target drive was OS extended. Let's remove the first occurrence: sh-3.2# /System/Library/Extensions/TMSafetyNet.kext/Contents/MacOS/bypass unlink 2014-11-06-012454/Users/USERNAME/Library/Safari/TopSites.plist sh-3.2# ls -lFa 2014-11*/Users/USERNAME/Library/Safari/TopSites.plist -rw-r--r--@ 1 USERNAME staff 1551 10 30 2014 2014-11-13-024438/Users/USERNAME/Library/Safari/TopSites.plist -rw-r--r--@ 1 USERNAME staff 1551 10 30 2014 2014-11-20-014044/Users/USERNAME/Library/Safari/TopSites.plist rsync offers the possibility to store only the differences to the previous backup (using --compare-dest which should point to a full-backup instead of --link-dest). The only officially supported configurations are: A hard drive or partition connected directly to the computer, either internally or by a bus like USB or FireWire, and formatted as journaled HFS+.
Such an approach permits more frequent backups of minor changes, but can often complicate the interaction with the backup volume. Why on earth would the Leopard recovery software format the boot drive as MBR just because the backup drive was MBR if it can't boot from that? I clicked the OK button and then told Time Machine to back up now.
I wasted this past Fri, Sat & Sun messing with a dozen different settings trying to undo what I thought I screwed up and get things working correctly. Time Machine is also available in the Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Lion installation process. sudo has the same effect as "su - root" and then "rm -rf". share|improve this answer answered Nov 17 '10 at 22:42 Jeremy W.
Thanks for this post. As said earlier, rsync has many many features. To find an old file on the old named disk:Go into finder and make sure show path bar is selectedGo to you home directory in finderEnter Time MachineSelect the date you Why does Fleur say "zey, ze" instead of "they, the" in Harry Potter?
That's just sloppy. Oh well. Why were Navajo code talkers used during WW2? February 19, 2011 at 6:16 PM Tim said...
I got the error message. what shud i do??! I did it all and I still get the same error. If not that's likely the problem.
Apple system events record when each directory is modified on the hard drive. Perhaps a Growl notification opened the plugin in mid-read? I disconnected my bluetooth connect, attached a wired keyboard and mouse and wow my TM is working again!!I am using 10.5.6 with an external HD. All worked perfectly so far.
And so is using rm to delete a specific file, which will only remove that hard-linked file from the snapshot(s) you specify, assuming the file is not in a hard-linked directory Great help, many thanks!wpns May 14, 2010 at 9:14 PM Robert said... For me I think the problem was that I had named my backup drive with a name that had punctuation in the name. May 21, 2011 at 5:53 AM Anonymous said...
June 1, 2008 at 2:19 PM ping said... Use ls -le to view ACLs and chmod to alter them. To exclude files over a certain size for example, use the option --max-size (unfortunately this is not available on the rsync version shipped with Mac OS X Leopard). By contrast, it is possible to manually browse a Time Machine backup volume without using the Time Machine interface; the use of hard links presents each backup to the user as