TM Error Logger
TM Error Logger
5.0.10

3.1

TM Error Logger free download for Mac

TM Error Logger5.0.10

01 August 2019

Time Machine error-reporting program.

Overview

TM Error Logger is a Time Machine error-reporting program.

Do you get those Time Machine Error alert messages and wonder why? Would you like to find out exactly what caused the error so you can do something about it? Run TM Error Logger after you get the Time Machine error and you will get a report showing which file or folder caused the error. Click on "Open Problem Folder" to reveal the folder containing the problem.

Optionally, send an email when the backup fails.

This is donationware. If you find it useful, please click on the Donate button.

What's new in TM Error Logger

Version 5.0.10:
General:
  • 64-bit version. Code signed and notarized
Fixed:
  • Possible hang when reading error logs that have single or double quotes

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How would you rate TM Error Logger app?

19 Reviews of TM Error Logger

antoniong
16 February 2009
Version: 1.1

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Thumbs up! A developer that listens to its users is a good developer. You have earned the donation!
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Jimw
29 October 2017
Version: 3.2.7
This is no longer free. It is now $5. If you want to save yourself $5, copy and run this command in Terminal instead: log show --predicate 'subsystem == "com.apple.TimeMachine"' --info | grep 'upd: (' | cut -c 1-19,140-999
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Mikeymike
09 November 2016
Version: 3.2.7
Oh, NOW I see that it’s not compatible with Sierra. Funny, I don’t see anything about an “upgrade path” when the app runs. And it’s not pricey, but it’s no longer free, either. This whole page is a bit misleading.
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Ralfch
19 January 2016
Version: 3.2.4
And once again this new policy of Macupdate to deliver this installer crap instead of the original dmg-file. If you need more money for this website find better ideas. If this won`t stop, I couldn't recommend macupdate any longer.
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Eric•Woehler
13 February 2012
Version: 3.0.3
Folks don't forget Apple's Time Machine Buddy widget - a free Dashboard widget to keep an eye on your TM logs
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Eric•Woehler
13 February 2012
Version: 3.0.3
Folks don't forget there is also the Apple Time Machine Buddy widget available from Apple.com and/or from pondini.org/TM/Troubleshooting.html
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Chrischram
24 February 2011
Version: 2.05
It looks like this version is showing its age. It seems to no longer work in Snow Leopard, at least version 10.6.6. I hadn't need to use it for a long time, but today I needed it, and it just beachballed at me. Reinstalling was no help. Too bad.
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davinder-khabra
07 August 2009
Version: 2.03
This app only works in an admin account. I use terminal to output the time machine log but this requires you have access to an admin account user name and password. open terminal and only enter the commands after '$' prompt 1. switch to a user account with admin privileges $ su adminusername 2. enter password for this account Password: 3. enter this command to produce a backup.log file $ grep backupd /var/log/system.log > /Users/Shared/backup.log 4. exit admin account $ exit The backup.log is in your Shared Users folder.
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Jon-white-bw
22 April 2009
Version: 2.02
Am I being foolish, or is this doing something that you can't do by typing 'backupd' into the search field in Console? Jon
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Rob-h
04 March 2009
Version: 1.16
Marvellous little app - saved me so much time trying to track down an errant file that was causing repeated problems. Would recommend this to anyone who's ever experienced Time Machine's enigmatic "Oh dear I had a problem but I'm not going to tell you what it is" error message. In fact I'd recommend it even if you haven't had a Time Machine error message - yet. One day...
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Xenophile
27 February 2009
Version: 1.15
Awesome app! I've been having intermittent TM errors and was pulling my hair out trying to figure out WTF the error messages even mean. TM Error Logger identified the problem file and selected it in the finder so I could trash it. Problem solved. As a bonus for a single purpose app like this, the GUI doesn't make a simple task any more complex. No instruction manual required. Thanks for such a useful app!
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Richard-Hallas
25 February 2009
Version: 1.14
Minor little UI comments for the developer: 1. The 'donate' button seems to have no graphic inside it. It's just a white rectangle. 2. The 'Error Numbers' button is slightly misaligned (a pixel too low). Sorry to be pedantic! Thanks for a handy utility.
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Trutzblankehans
18 February 2009
Version: 1.1
Downloaded it, started it, got message have to be logged in as administrator, trashed it.
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Roro01
17 February 2009
Version: 1.1
Thank you even more!!! ... ... for listening and acting promptly to rectify the problem. You could, probably, improve the interface using the developer's application Interface Builder.
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antoniong
16 February 2009
Version: 1.1
Thumbs up! A developer that listens to its users is a good developer. You have earned the donation!
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Dana-Sutton
16 February 2009
Version: 1.1
In fact, this app. is so useful that I'd like to challenge the developer to bring out a sequel. I'd really like an app. that produces detailed logs of Time Machine uploads so that I can have an understanding of what it is actually doing (for inst., to explain mysterious jumps in disk space consumption). For this I'd be very happy to pay a little money.
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Chas-m
16 February 2009
Version: 1.1
Bravo! With 1.1, the developer has kindly address the two major complaints about the product, allowing us to focus on what it really does! Many thanks! I have used TM Error Logger to help me quickly find the corrupt file that was stopping the TM backups from completing. Very handy, particularly now that all components are inside the app bundle, and I can easily put the app in my Utilities folder instead of being forced to put it in the Applications folder. Thanks again!
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Richlove
15 February 2009
Version: 1.06
No need to be paranoid about the installer. It installs a folder called TM Error Logger in the applications folder. The folder contains items needed by the TM Error Logger application (help files, url links etc). The application needs to stay inside of the folder so it can find the files it needs. However, you can create an alias of the application and drag it anywhere you wish. Rich
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Indiekiduk
06 February 2009
Version: 1.02
This needs a package so it can set permissions on the app I believe.
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Brionybob
31 January 2009
Version: 1.0
Call me paranoid, but why does this need a package installer?
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