Time Machine Backup Failed with 'Error 109'

Are you unable to access the data stored with time machine? Facing Time machine backup failed with error 109 messages? Time machine is an inbuilt backup utility developed for storage of data with Mac OS X by Apple Inc. it was introduced with the later versions of Mac such as 10.5, 10.6, leopard and snow leopard. It has been specially designed for creating backup that supports time capsule, external hard drive and internal hard drive and restore system at a later date. However, the Mac users might experience some kind of problems in Time Machine itself. It results in the loss of data as it becomes inaccessible.

Sometimes the user encounter problems in backing up data with the time machine. It takes long duration to prepare itself to start backup. However, after that the process of backup gets disrupted midway with displaying error message as “Time machine backup failed with error 109”. moreover the mac users cannot access the data stored previously on the time machine. It is quite frustrating for the users.

How to Resolve Time Machine Backup error 109

In order to resolve the time machine backup error 109, the mac users are advised to

  • remove any spaces, special characters as well as punctuation marks bearing the name of the mac drive, time capsule and time machine.
  • If the name is too long, rename it to a shorter one. The process of renaming the time machine is easy. Just follow the below steps:
  • click on system preferences>select on sharing option to rename the mac system> click on TM preferences > then click Change disk to rename disk
  • the users may also change the network interface if the backup fails.
  • The users can try to uplaod the previous version
  • However when the above mentioned manual steps does not resolve the issue and Mac users still encounter "Time machine backup failed with error 109" messages, it is advised to use third party data recovery mac software. It is an advanced tool that recovers the data safely from Mac OS X including time machine capsule.

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