Time Machine fixed…

Since upgrading to Mojave, my Macbook’s time machine has refused to backup to the Samba machine. I wasn’t sure if it was something they’d done to try convince me to buy a Time Capsule (as if!), or something that went wrong in the upgrade process… so during my time off, I decided to reinstall my Mac and see if that helps.

It did not. :(

Digging in to the inner workings of time machine, it seems that you can browse the time-machine specific logs here (they don’t seem to be logged to a plain-text file, looks like everything is going the way systemd is!):

log show --predicate 'subsystem == "com.apple.TimeMachine"' --info

I neglected to save the actual error message, but it was basically a “file not found” error trying to create a file under /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.timemachine/fwaggle-mbp/, so on a whim I tried:

mkdir /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.timemachine/

and surprisingly, it’s working now!

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