Boy am I glad I don’t rely on Time Machine for my one and only backup. For the second (third?) time my backup volume has been eaten. I don’t have any idea why – backups are simply failing. They don’t get beyond the “preparing” stage and when I enter the Time Machine browse mode I don’t see any previous iterations whatsoever. When it can die under normal operating circumstances I’d hate to see what happens when your machine goes tits up and you actually have to rely on it to restore your data.
I had hoped Leopard would grow on me as time has progressed but it really is a dud.