1st use of Time Machine

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Bri in Mtl, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. Bri in Mtl macrumors member

    May 29, 2013
    My MacPro is doing a backup for the 1st time with Yosemite.
    Seems to be taking a longer amount of time than usual to do this backup.
    Also noticed it's a 20+ GB.
    Is this normal? I've never really noticed it prior to this.
    Thanks for any and all replies.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    The initial Time Machine backup tends to be the slowest one of all. As long as you see progress being made, be patient.
  3. Drag'nGT macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2008
    Yes, but the time will matter based on connection. What Mac Pro do you have and how are you connecting? Newest Mac Pro via thunderbolt to an external SSD or USB 2 to an external laptop hdd?

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