I have had it. After a 5 day , 166GB Time Machine backup, I get this message from Time Machine:
Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability, Time Machine must create a new backup for you.
This from a machine that is attached over 1GB Ethernet. I have already given up on my other two Wifi attached Macs. I have the latest firmware. The WD Live drive is simply not capable of supporting Time Machine. For whatever reason, it just can not do what it claims.
I won’t send the drive back (heck the LEDs failed completely a year ago). It makes a good whole house drive for storing music and homework, but the reason I bought it was to backup 3 Macs. Extremely disappointing.
Console output shows an error or two, but the Mac simply reports “Filesystem dirty”.
5/1/12 8:07:33.540 AM com.apple.backupd: Starting standard backup 5/1/12 8:07:33.632 AM com.apple.backupd: Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine 5/1/12 8:07:33.883 AM mds: ERROR: _MDSChannelInitForAFP: AFPSendSpotLightRPC failed -1 5/1/12 8:07:33.896 AM com.apple.backupd: Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/TimeMachine using URL: afp://;AUTH=No%20User%20Authent@MyBookLive.local/TimeMachine 5/1/12 8:07:34.000 AM kernel: ASP_TCP CheckReqQueueSize: increasing req queue from 32 to 128 entries. so 0xac605b8 5/1/12 8:07:34.000 AM kernel: AFP_VFS afpfs_mount: /Volumes/TimeMachine, pid 6963 5/1/12 8:07:56.442 AM com.apple.backupd: QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM DIRTY 5/1/12 8:07:56.923 AM com.apple.backupd: Runtime corruption detected on /Volumes/TimeMachine/Chip iMac.sparsebundle (fsck_hfs -q termination status: 3)
This now occurs on a weekly basis. Weekly.
So I am done. Off to buy another harddrive that I leave attached. But I have no solution for the other Mac’s that are mobile. Sigh.