One of the nicest features of Leopard is TimeMachine, the automated backup system which is built into the Leopard OS. However, there seem to be a number of issues and snags with TimeMachine.
I had a heck of a time getting TimeMachine to make it’s initial backup to a 320GB SimpleTech external USB drive. It failed 3/4 of the way through 3 times before I was successful. I noticed that any other activity on the computer while this initial backup was going would tend to hose it up. I finally set it to backup while I was away, and that seemed to do it.
I’ve heard a variety of perspectives from folks when it comes to using a mounted network drive to backup to. I have not been able to get any network drive to be seen by TimeMachine. Anyone out there have a different story?
In the meantime, here’s a list of known issues for TimeMachine, put out by Apple: Troubleshooting TimeMachine