Macbook time machine backup failed with error: 11


To prevent the data loss problems backup is the best possible way. For this very purpose Mac provides users with inbuilt backup utility Mac OS Time machine. This time machine lets you to create an incremental backup of files which you can later store to your desired location. MacBook Pro Time machine allows you to store entire system, numerous files and documents.

Some people may experience issues regarding macbook time machine backup failed with error. The backup which users intend to make is sometimes too big for the designated backup volume. Then in this case users might encounter error messages like “MacBook time machine backup failed with error: 11” and “backup is too large for backup volume” and "Unable to complete backup and “error occurred while copying files to the backup volume.”


When you encounter the above mac os time machine error then you can try out suggestions like:

  • Rebooting the OS

  • Check out the drive for errors

  • Reformatting the external hard drive

  • Deleting the "in progress" file on the backup drive

  • Rename backup HD by not including spaces in the name

  • Deleting the "in progress" file on the backup drive



Sometimes this error messages might lead to data loss in Mac. MacBook Pro Time machine protects your important data in every situation but sometimes if the backup media fails then what will you do? Well there is actually nothing to worry about because at this point of time you need a MacBook data recovery software program to recover your lost data.

MacBook data recovery is a third party utility which lets you to restore your lost MacBook data back. This software program uses advance search algorithm to scan the damaged media and retrieves lost data from corrupted or crashed hard drives also. These utilities are quite safe and simple to use and not requires any techy knowledge. You can easily download the software from online and try out the free trial version of the software. In this trial version you not be allowed to save the lost files for saving the files you will need to buy the original version.

System Requirements

Processor: Intel Power PC (G4 or later)

Operating System: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther

Memory: 256 MB

Hard Disk: 40Mb


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