Using Time Machine Buddy to solve Error 11

Time Machine is a life saver. I was backing up a machine recently and error was thrown. Indicated in a form like this message (this message occurs on a machine running Lion and I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.5).

Error From Time Machine

Due to the suggestions by James Pond[ref 1] , I found that there was a widget called Time Machine Buddy[ref 2] . I downloaded the widget and it told me what the offending file was. I deleted the file and happily backed up the rest of my drive. I don’t know what caused Error 11 or exactly what that is but, the deletion of the file, which was not crucial to keep, allowed me to continue.


  1. James Pond. 8 August 2011. C3. Time Machine – Troubleshooting. [Accessed: 9 October 2011] [Link]
  2. James Pond. 16 August 2011. A1. Time Machine – Troubleshooting. [Accessed: 9 October 2011] [Link]

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