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Old 09-05-2008, 12:33 AM
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SDCopy: Error retrieving HFS meta data ... type: 8\n: Input/output error

I'm having issues backing up an external drive. I searched the forums and the web with no luck, so I'm posting here hoping for some sage advice. Please help if you can.

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OS: OS X 10.5.4

External HDD (SpecialSauce): WD5000E032 - Western Digital 500GB My Book Pro Edition

SuperDuper! log (this attempt was to an identical model drive): Sept 1st

| 04:04:27 PM | Info | /Volumes/SpecialSauce
| 04:05:01 PM | Info | Ignoring /Volumes/SpecialSauce/Desktop DF
| 04:05:01 PM | Info | /Volumes/SpecialSauce/.TemporaryItems
| 04:05:01 PM | Info | /Volumes/SpecialSauce/G5 Backups
| 04:12:17 PM | Info | /Volumes/SpecialSauce/photos
| 07:51:27 PM | Info | WARNING: Caught I/O exception(5):
Input/output error
| 07:51:27 PM | Info | WARNING: Source:
/Volumes/SpecialSauce/photos/BlueAgavePhoto/2006-11-04_5
_DSC0194.NEF, lstat(): 0
| 07:51:27 PM | Info | WARNING: Target:
/Volumes/SpecialSauce2/photos/BlueAgavePhoto/2006-11-04_5
_DSC0194.NEF, lstat(): 0
| 07:51:27 PM | Info | Attempting to copy file using copyfile().
| 08:21:58 PM | Info | Successfully copied file.
| 08:34:28 PM | Error | SDCopy: Error retrieving HFS meta data for
/Volumes/SpecialSauce/photos/BlueAgaveP
2006-11-04_50thAnniversary/raw/_DSC0195.NEF of type: 8\n: Input/output error

After the above failure, which was my second, I ran Disk Warrior to rebuild the directory and check the files and folders of HDD SpecialSauce. Everything checked out fine.

After this I made another attempt on a brand new WD5000H1Q (Western Digital 500GB My Book Studio Edition). I received a similar failure, this time on a different file. I ran a Dsk Utility Verify Disk command. It passed. I re-ran the Disk Warrior file & folders check. It passed that too.

The next test I think I'll try is to just do a copy/paste. Also looking into cpio command. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Old 09-05-2008, 08:42 AM
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:04 PM
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I just sent it. I look forward to reading your thoughts on the matter. Thanks.
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Old 09-07-2008, 11:58 AM
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Looks like it is the FW in either the HDD or the iMac. Clone via USB succeeded! Thanks for your help Dave. I'll update this when I figure out where the problem is.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:33 PM
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Turns out the problem was with the external HDD's Firewire. A backup with it connected via USB worked fine. Other drives work fine vie Firewire on the iMac as well. It's still under warranty, so I'll be contacting the manufacturer this weekend. Thanks again Dave.

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