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Situation:

  • iMac 27" metà 2011
  • Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4
  • WD my book studio 1 tb

It's been 3 weeks of problems with my Time Machine. Every time I want to overcome the problem I have had to delete the last backup in the external HDD.

Here is a screenshot of the error:

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How can I correct this?

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Searching for "error setxattr" turned up this on Apple's forums: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2590108

The advice given there was:

  • The volume name may have illegal characters in it
  • The permissions on the volume should be checked using Disk Utility
  • Make sure the system software is updated (Software Update)
  • Try a different port to connect the external drive

Not in that list, but having used WD external drives before, see if there is a firmware update for it.

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