My Time Machine is going for a year quite strong, but now it suddenly stopped including new directories in its backup. The situation is the following:
(1) Around Dec 21 19:00:00 I have created a directory "
/Users/bongu/Pictures/Import/Eye-Fi/NewDir" and copied some photos inside it.
(2) Later I kick off a normal backup. The sytem log files says it worked fine:
Dec 21 19:35:59 leosbook com.apple.backupd: Starting standard backup Dec 21 19:35:59 leosbook com.apple.backupd: Backing up to: /Volumes/Wisdom/Backups.backupdb Dec 21 19:36:02 leosbook com.apple.backupd: 2.28 GB required (including padding), 319.50 GB available Dec 21 19:36:04 leosbook com.apple.backupd: [...] Dec 21 19:36:07 leosbook com.apple.backupd: Backup completed successfully.
(3) However the new directory
NewDir does not get backed up. (Even at subsequent scheduled backups. The directory is not part of the latest backup. I checked in the Time machine interface. From the command line an
ls reveals the same:
> ls /Volumes/Wisdom/Backups.backupdb/leosbook/latest/book/Users/bongu/Pictures/Import/Eye-Fi/NewDir ls: /Volumes/[...]: no such file or directory
(4) Additionally the newly created directory is not excluded. I checked in the Options of the Time machine preferences and tested via
tmutil in Terminal:
> tmutil isexcluded "/Users/bongu/Pictures/Import/Eye-Fi/NewDir" + /Users/bongu/Pictures/Import/Eye-Fi/NewDir
How does this possibly happen? And any idea how can I resolve it?