Time Machine Backup Troubles after El Capitan Update

I recently updated to El Capitan 10.11.2 of OSX and within the same day after the OS tried to do a backup on my Time Capsule at home the backup does not work anymore. I have already posted the problem on apple support communities. Backups from other versions of OSX run perfectly correct against the same Time Capsule so don’t let you lure into support procedures like do a clean install….this is a problem with the OS. It seems that the sparesbundle gets corrupted and therefore can only be mounted in readonly mode because there are no more mountable filesystems. Link to the Support Community entry.

Disable Time Machine Mobile Backups

If you are a OSX user with a notebook and you are using TimeMachine for backups OSX has per default the mobile backup option enabled and you cannot switch it off from within TimeMachine options. I would suggest Apple should include this checkbox so the user can decide if backups on the local disk should apply or not. Mobile Backups can use up quite a bunch of disk space and if you are recently doint backups using TimeMachine and/or CCC (Carbon Copy Cloner) you can disable the mobile backups by executing the following from within a terminal window:

sudo tmutil disablelocal


arRsync does not start syncing

Today I started right with a weird behaviour. I am using arRsync to sync my iPhoto Originals to my NAS box within my home network. I configured the sync and pressed the start button. arRsync told me „staring Sync…“. Nothing suspicious here unless it did not start for about half an hour or more. I checked the error log, nothing. I checked the network traffic, nothing. I checked the processes cpu utilization, nothing. After I detached my external usb drive which is also my time machine backup medium, arRsync immediately began syncing the prior configured job. It seems like an attached time machine backup volume with time machine activated is kind of blocking the rsync possiblities of osx. Did anybody out there detect the same behaviour, if yes, we could open up a bug, meanwhile I am trying to reproduce the error.

Samba Share am Desktop einblenden

Heute habe ich auf dem iBook meiner Tochter angefangen das Backup via TimeMachine auf einen Samba Share einzurichten – was das geht nicht, doch das geht schon – den gewünschten SMB Share verbinden über – Gehe zu – Server – Server auswählen – Share auswählen, fertig, dann einfach ein Terminal Fenster öffnen und folgendes eingeben:

defaults write com.apple.systempreferences TMShowUnsupportedNetworkVolumes 1

dann wird der gemountete SMB Share zur Auswahl angeboten bei TimeMachine. Mein Problem war dass ich den Share nicht sehen konnte. Es war zwar korrekt und /Volumes gemounted, allerdings kein icon im Finder und auch kein Icon am Desktop, bei meinem Notebook funktionierte das perfekt. Lösung: ist zu finden in den Finder Einstellungen – die Option „Verbunden Server“ in der Gruppe „Diese Objekte auf dem Schreibtisch anzeigen“ aktivieren. Das wars.