Help with backups.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by countrykid333, May 18, 2008.

  1. countrykid333 macrumors member

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    Feb 29, 2008
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    now when ever i go to backup time machine it takes 30 mins. to "prepare back up"(it didn't take this long even the first time i did it) and has not successfully backed up in 3 days.
    so is this a hardware or software issue, I ran disk utility first aid and it said nothing is wrong.
    i would prefer that i am backed up, because my computer live a pretty rough life, and all of my papers on it.
    thanks for the help.
     
  2. pol0001 macrumors 6502

    pol0001

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    Apr 15, 2008
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    London
    #2
    Have plugged your Time Machine Drive directly into your Mac or into a hub? I made the experience that it takes more time to back up large data changes, when my drive is connected to the hub.

    I had a similar problem once. Couldn't solve it with disk utility etc. I formated the Time Machine drive and it is working fine since then.
     
  3. moez macrumors regular

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    Jun 6, 2007
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    Just let it do 'preparing for bckup' for a while... leave it on and eventually it would start backing up. IMO the next time would be faster.
     

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