Lion + TM = stuck?

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  1. gngan macrumors 68000

    gngan

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    I tried backup with TM on 10.7 and 10.7.1 but it just gets hang on "preparing backup". I left it overnight and it will just hang. I couldn't eject the TM HDD. I had to force quit the TM system preference. All programs becomes very slow and opening any apps/clicking anything will result beachball.

    Can anyone help?
     
  2. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

    gngan

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    I can't be the only person having the problem!?!?:confused:
     
  3. Trentolol macrumors member

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    This happened to me, however, A cold reboot fixed the problem (no resume).

    Which MBP do you have?
     
  4. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I reboot and it's the same. I have a 2011 MBP 13''.
     
  5. bb426 macrumors 6502

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    How are you backing up? Is it to a Time Capsule? Directly to a Hard Drive? External Hard drive?

    Is the backup a new backup? Is it one you used with Snow Leopard previously?
     
  6. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am using an external hdd using USB. That hdd has backup from previous leopard.
     
  7. Orange Turtle macrumors newbie

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    you probably don't have enough space on that external drive. It doesn't overwrite your snow leopard back up, it creates a new one with Lion.

    I had to completely erase all of my snow leopard saves and start anew. It backed up fine then.
     

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