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Cavalry 400GB CACE USB/FW800 7200 RPM 3.5in Mac Formatted

I disconnected my Mac to take on a trip. I am now back and have received a message saying that my backup hasn't backed up for 10 days (the time since I disconnected). I cannot figure out how to get the device backing up again.

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  • wmorgan Aug 26, 2008

    An absurd response. What back up setting? What control panel? What does Norton have to do with it?

  • wmorgan Aug 26, 2008

    What system date?

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Try this steps:

  1. Once every month or every other month do a full backup to an external drive. Turn on and plug in the external drive.
  2. Open Disk Utility (in Applications>Utilities)
  3. Click on your computer's main hard drive in the left-hand column in Disk Utility. (Click on the same name as the drive name on your desktop).
  4. Click the 'Restore' tab .
  5. Drag your main hard drive into the 'Source' white field.
  6. Drag your external FireWire drive into the 'Destination' white field. (make sure any other data on your FireWire drive is not the same name as anything on your main OSX drive, and that you have deleted any previous full backup by dragging everything to the trash and emptying it.
  7. Click 'Restore' and it will copy all data across to your FireWire drive.
  8. When it is finished, Go to System Preferences and click on Startup Disk, and select the External FireWire drive, then restart and make sure the computer is able to boot from the external drive. If it can, then everything went well, and you can unplug the FireWire drive.
  9. To restore (if you ever need to do so), do all these steps, except hold down the 'Option' key at startup and choose to boot off the external FireWire drive, and put the FireWire drive into the 'Source' field, and your main drive into the 'Destination' field.
Hope that helps.........

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Sir,

Plug off with 5 to 10 minutes and try to reboot the device.

thanks
good luck

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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    Asfiya Ahamed Aug 26, 2008

    Sir,

    easy to use free utility that should recover your files from whatever
    state your disk's boot record is. Download Data Recovery 2.3.1 from http://www.download.com/Data-Recovery/30...

    install the program, and you should be able to access files from your
    external disk. Having once gained access, copy files to a stable media
    such as your hard disk. When you're sure all your data has been safely
    recovered, first run a chkdsk (scandisk or any disk checking utility
    that you prefer) and if it fails, format the disk.



    thanks
    good luck



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Open a Finder window and type a search word or phrase in the search field in the upper-right corner.

Cavalry 400GB CACE USB/FW800 7200 RPM 3.5in Mac Fo - step_2.gif Focus the search by choosing a search location in the location bar.
You can search your entire computer(This Mac) or the folder that was selected in the Finder when youstarted your search. New search results begin to appear after youselect a location.
step_3.gif Refine the results by specifying search criteria.
Specifying critCavalry 400GB CACE USB/FW800 7200 RPM 3.5in Mac Fo - step_4.gifsearch window step_4.gif Click the Time Machine icon in the DocCavalry 400GB CACE USB/FW800 7200 RPM 3.5in Mac Fo - step_5.gif Time Machine isn’t in the Dock, look for it in the Applications folder.
step_5.gif Use the Cavalry 400GB CACE USB/FW800 7200 RPM 3.5in Mac Fo - step_6.gif the timeline along the right edge of your screen tobrowse through the Time Machine backups. Your search is performed inevery window.
step_6.gif When you find the item you want to restore, select it and then click Restore.

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Try to see the settings of your device.it must have the configuration of it.


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Suggestion! change system date (add 10 days) and try.

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  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Aug 26, 2008

    I think every computer has time and date, calls system date.

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Go to backup settings, in control panel, and manually start a backup, if you are using a backup program like Norton, do the same, but start manual backup from backup software.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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    Ginko Aug 26, 2008

    Well , I understand my solution can look absurd, I did not see it was a Mac and posted the solution for Windows, apologies.
    On a mac you do same thing, only you go to Mac backup application.
    Here comes the detailed instructions on how to do a backup
    from Apple

    Options and methods for backing up files

    A. The .Mac Backup application
    B. Third-party backup applications
    C. Manual backup


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