I ran into some issues with Time Machine last night. But first let me back up a bit and describe what triggered this.
I was testing some new software. One of the applications did what I consider a serious NO-NO and deleted my copy of a utility stored in /usr/local/bin and replaced it with its own…somewhere. Couldn’t find it but also didn’t try too hard. I emailed the developer and he suggested that I reinstall my version in /usr/local/bin. But it may have done other improper things, too, so…
…Having just completed an incremental backup using SuperDuper! a few hours earlier I thought it might be best to do a restore from the external backup drive to the internal startup drive.
This is where the problem arises. The next time that TimeMachine ran (I only run it once/day) it declared that I did not have enough space remaining on the TM drive to back up all the new/changed files on the internal drive. It appears that many files were changed (at least TM thinks so) during the restore and the total size was too big.
Anyway, I have decided to retire this TM drive and have ordered a new one. I already have a shelf of old, retired TM drives and this one will be in good company.
Any ideas why TM behaved in this manner?