[Solved] HELP! very slow disk eject and now no backups
Thats the best way i can describe my problem.
A week or two ago i was VPN over to somewhere with an RDP session open. i have 2 disks mounted into a StarTech.com external mount connected via USB-C, through a CalDigit TS2 (which also has network, screens, keyboard & mouse connected through). First disk a HDD backing up via time machine (and still running after 3 hours). The other was an SSD which i clone my internal SSD to using CCC.
In a rush to finish i didnt disconnect VPN / RDP but did click eject on the disks a few times. I dont think they properly finished and i pulled the USB-C cable.
Starting up for the first time i saw the VPN notice & closed the RDP screens and closed the disk warnings. since then neither TM or CCC will backup. CCC just says check your disks and TM takes its usual 1 hour or so to check everything then just stops.
I had a few connection and browser hanging and disk interaction issues so i restarted, reset SMC & ran a full ONYX clean. All seemed to work again except, I can see in Disk Utility the disks are connected and i can try to eject them but nothing happens.
if i goto terminal and list the disks i can see them and this runs fast.
si-mbp:~ simoncranmer$ mount
/dev/disk1s1 on / (apfs, local, journaled)
devfs on /dev (devfs, local, nobrowse)
/dev/disk1s4 on /private/var/vm (apfs, local, noexec, journaled, noatime, nobrowse)
/dev/disk1s5 on /Volumes/data1 (apfs, local, journaled)
map -hosts on /net (autofs, nosuid, automounted, nobrowse)
map auto_home on /home (autofs, automounted, nobrowse)
/dev/disk2s2 on /Volumes/2020tm 1 (hfs, local, nodev, nosuid, journaled)
[email protected]/dev/disk1s5 on /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots/Backups.backupdb/si-mbp/2020-07-10-095540/data1 (apfs, local, read-only, journaled, nobrowse)
[email protected]/dev/disk1s1 on /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots/Backups.backupdb/si-mbp/2020-07-10-095540/SSD1 (apfs, local, read-only, journaled, nobrowse)
[email protected]/dev/disk1s5 on /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots/Backups.backupdb/si-mbp/2020-06-29-093607/data1 (apfs, local, read-only, journaled, nobrowse)
[email protected]/dev/disk1s1 on /Volumes/com.apple.TimeMachine.localsnapshots/Backups.backupdb/si-mbp/2020-06-29-093607/SSD1 (apfs, local, read-only, journaled, nobrowse)
if i then pick the TM disk to check open files
i get a reply of nothing there but it takes 90 seconds.
if i now physically just eject the disk (button on the side of the mount), it can take a few minutes before the system will notice any change. During this , going into Disk Utility shows the disk as still mounted.
PS sorry forgot to add i am still on Mojave 10.14.6