At some point after upgrading to Lion my Time Machine backups have stopped firing on the hourly interval. It works manually, but not automatically. It also works first thing in the morning when I plug the external drive into my laptop.
I have basically gutted the Time Machine config files, launchdaemon files with no luck. I've even reformatted my TM drive. So far, no matter what I do, TM just never fires on the hour.
The interface shows when the last backup occurred as well as when the next one is set to happen. When the time comes, TM never backs up but the "next backup" time is moved up one hour as expected. I have no errors in console.
Is anyone else seeing this and if so, did you get it fixed?
Update with logs from today, last backup is indicated as 9:01AM
10/11/11 7:09:55.020 AM com.apple.backupd: Starting standard backup 10/11/11 7:09:55.272 AM com.apple.backupd: Error -35 while resolving alias to backup target 10/11/11 7:10:05.287 AM com.apple.backupd: Backup failed with error: 19 10/11/11 8:18:07.490 AM com.apple.backupd: Starting standard backup 10/11/11 8:18:08.386 AM com.apple.backupd: Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb 10/11/11 8:18:34.350 AM com.apple.backupd: 48.19 GB required (including padding), 731.56 GB available 10/11/11 8:50:08.828 AM com.apple.backupd: Copied 15193 files (38.5 GB) from volume Macintosh HD. 10/11/11 8:50:20.136 AM com.apple.backupd: 20.83 GB required (including padding), 693.03 GB available 10/11/11 9:01:59.574 AM com.apple.backupd: Copied 3613 files (15.8 GB) from volume Macintosh HD. 10/11/11 9:02:12.462 AM com.apple.backupd: Starting post-backup thinning 10/11/11 9:02:12.462 AM com.apple.backupd: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist 10/11/11 9:02:12.848 AM com.apple.backupd: Backup completed successfully. 10/11/11 9:05:36.179 AM mds: (Error) Backup: Couldn't stat source path '/Volumes/MobileBackups/Backups.backupdb/workbookpro/2011-10-11-081810/Macintosh HD/Users/dustin/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profilesfirstname.lastname@example.org/install.rdf' -- importing from backup path instead
EDIT: Some more info, as this is STILL a problem for me. I have now found that com.apple.backupd-[auto|wake|attach] all quit at about the same time, either at the time the backup should fire or just before. The job then never runs. There are no logs at all that the services quit or why.