After long struggle with setting up My Book Live for Time Machine in Mac OS X, I have finally managed to do so.
I have backed up two Macbooks and everything seemed to be successful, however, after 2-4 hours (I believe that during the next backup window) I have received an error on one of the Macbooks that:
“Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you.”
Then, Time Machine erased my backup and started over! I’ve searched through the internet to find the reason and solution for such error, but was only able to find that this happens occassionally and non-Apple solutions are usually not recommended for Time Machine. It is also the best to have a wired connection during the first backup, but I cannot do this since the Macbook that is experiencing issues is Air and there is no ethernet connection there as you know.
I would like to ask you: have anyone of you experienced such issues? There is no point in making backups when they are not reliable and may become corrupted and unusable at some point in time?
Should I give up Time Machine and start using e.g. Carbon Copy Cloner? It is a bit different and I wanted to use versions capabilties of Time Machine, but again if it is not reliable, there is no point I guess.
Is there anything I can try to have it corrected?
My Book Live 2TB with newest firmware - 02.02.02-020
MacBook Air with Mac Os X Lion
My Book is connected with gigabit ethernet connection to a Linksys router - there seem to be no issues with connection - no disconnections, etc.
Macbook connected wirelessly