Several Mac Users Complaining of Time Machine Backup Failures

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Mac users running the latest versions of macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey appear to be facing issues with the Time Machine fill-in feature. Widespread reports of the consequence were spotted on Reddit.

The mutual thread in all the recent complaints about Time Auto backups on Mac is that the backup process never completes for M1 Mac users running macOS Monterey version or Big Sur version xi.half dozen.1.

Although hard to replicate, the consequence appears to popular up when Time Motorcar runs the kickoff backup after macOS Monterey or Big Sur is installed or subsequently the OS is updated to the latest point releases. Complaints explained that Time Automobile initially says it is “Waiting to Complete Get-go Backup.” As the backup inches closer towards completion, Fourth dimension Motorcar suddenly says “Oldest Backup: None” and “Latest Backup: None.” The tool also doesn’t say if the initial backup was successful or not.

On the MacRumors Forums, user likegadgets said:

“On a new automobile (M1 MAX) with fresh update of Monterey 12.0.i, set new (non migrated from a previous motorcar) It has been impossible to end a first Time Auto. I accept tried two freshly formatted drives (APFS encrypted) 1 mechanical and ane SSD. The backup finishes takes a couple of hours, and the status is “waiting to complete offset backup”. My case is now with a senior Apple engineer. Trying new backup with drive directly continued to MBP and no encryption. Something is broken with Fourth dimension Auto.”

Redditor u/muhdakml wrote:

“I’yard having the exact aforementioned outcome. Been wrestling with it for a week now. Time Car runs its first back upwards. Then appears to not take run a backup at all. Snapshots are there, but no files in finder and the Time Automobile is not recognized by other computers as a Time Motorcar that could migrate a fill-in. Apple seems to be saying this is an issue with Monterey, merely they aren’t sure why yet”

Another MacRumors Forum member added:

“I wish that I had searched the forums earlier. I have wasted endless hours troubleshooting through ii reinstalls and with 3 different SSDs. My issue with Time Machine is that it performs backups but there are no notifications of their completion. Moreover, Time Auto reports “Oldest backup: None” and “Latest backup: None”. Also, Finder does not show any files present on the SSD. However, Get Info reports gigabytes of disk usage. I purchased a $2,500 MacBook Pro 14-inch with the intention moving out of “Wintel”. It is non going to happen — at least not at present.”

Potential Solution?

To gear up this issue, at that place were isolated reports of people saying that a clean install of macOS fixed the issue. Attempting to run the starting time Time Car backup in Safety Mode too appeared to work for some others. Still, there is no single set that is guaranteed to work for everyone afflicted by the problem.

Some users speculate that Apple’s silent and unknown change to the APFS format in recent macOS versions is to arraign for the issues with Fourth dimension Machine. For now, we suggest sticking to a tertiary-party tool to support important data on your Mac.

Are you as well facing issues with Time Machine on your Mac? Share your experience with the states in the comments section below.

[Via MacRumors]


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