You will need to use a good data recovery cloning tool like Data Rescue III to save whats on that drive and then possibly use Diskwarrior to work on the cloned drive. Don't keep trying to use something like Diskwarrior on what might be a failing drive if you hope to recover something from it.Well, CCC uses a special mode to clone TomeMachine. Block mode. And it seems like it first has to unmount the TomeMachine unit. And my TimeMachine takes about 2-3 minutes to mount again, and thats why the error Can't mount the device.
Running Diskwarrior gives Memory full after a while. Has something to do with RAM.
So I can use the disk copying stuff from it.Mac OS X can’t repair the disk “TimeMachine.”
You can still open or copy files on the disk, but you can’t save changes to files on the disk. Back up the disk and reformat it as soon as you can.
I would disagree with your conclusion that the Time Machine disk is working.No, the TimeMachine disk is working. I just takes a long time to mount as Disk utils are trying to repair it each time it's connected.
When it can't be repaird, it still mounts, but with the warning:
You don't have to disagree. I did not make my self clear. What you say is right. I was only commenting that I was not able to repair or clone the disk.I would disagree with your conclusion that the Time Machine disk is working.
You may still be able to access the backups, but it's not working properly, and it's only a matter of time (maybe the next time ) before the disk really goes south.
djackmac has your good idea:
Backup the TM files.
Reformat the TM disk. (Try to determine if the drive is failing, or just replace the drive.)
Restore the TM files.
But I still get i.e.cp -R /Volumes/TimeMachine/Backups.backupdb /Volumes/Untitled
And nothing gets copied. Whats going wrong?Pro/2011-12-21-184848/Mac OS X/Applications/Dropbox.app/Contents/Resources/lib/python2.5/site.py: Operation not permitted