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racer27x
05-16-2009, 06:31 PM
I am trying to backup a drive on an eMac over our home network to a drive on different Mac computer. SD is not able to mount the destination drive. I get the following in the last lines of the log

| 05:21:04 PM | Info | ...ACTION: Mounting Emmalee Backup
| 05:21:04 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Preparing Emmalee Backup
| 05:21:04 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Setting ownership and access modes for '/Volumes/Emm-Backup/Emmalee Backup.sparseimage'
| 05:21:04 PM | Info | ......COMMAND => Mounting Emmalee Backup
| 05:21:07 PM | Error | DI_kextDriveGetRequest: failed (0x00000025)

Any ideas? It seems it might be a permissions problem but I can't figure out what to do.

dnanian
05-16-2009, 07:31 PM
No, this is a bug in 10.3.9. Often, restarting your Mac will fix it.

racer27x
05-16-2009, 08:40 PM
Well, we restarted and still have the same problem. Is there a work-around?

dnanian
05-16-2009, 10:28 PM
We're asking the system to mount the drive and it's returning a weird error. I'd actually try opening the image with Finder and pointing us to the mounted volume.

sdsl
05-17-2009, 02:19 AM
Well, we restarted and still have the same problem. Is there a work-around?

It's been a while since I've used 10.3, but we used to have an iMac with some shared volumes, and it was running 10.3.9 ... and every so often the shared volumes would not be available to access. The method I used to "fix" it was to go to the computer with the shared volumes, and go to the Sharing pane, then disable Sharing, exit Preference Panes, then restart, then go back and turn Sharing back on. With some experimentation, I think I found that the restarting step was unnecessary. But these steps always "restored" the shared volumes so they were available for remote access (through the local network) once again.

Obviously you can't go through all this for every backup, but I found that the problem only surfaced once in a while, but it won't go away by itself once it surfaces.