September 12, 2013 · Western Digital WD MyBook

WD MyBook Live Time Machine Repair

This is an historical article and may no longer work on newer MyBooks

Enter time machine and then come out to ensure that the drives mounts.

Open Terminal and then switch to root by typing

sudo su - then enter your password.

The verification that has already run has marked your sparsebundle as bad, so first we need to make it look normal so enter:

chflags -R nouchg /Volumes/TimeMachine/your-mac-name.sparsebundle

This may take a little while.

Now type

hdiutil attach -nomount -noverify -noautofsck /Volumes/{name of your network share/{name of}.sparsebundle

You will then see something like

/dev/diskx Apple_partition_scheme

/diskxs1 Apple_partition_map

/diskxs2 Apple_HFSX

I used below as the nas drive connection got interrupted.

fsck_hfs -drfy -c 750 /dev/disk1s2

It should then say The Volume was repaired successfully.

Now edit using a text editor like nano

Remove these two nodes:



Finally you want to change:




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