Mac Mini and Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jawes, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. jawes, Feb 7, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2013

    jawes macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2013

    After connecting my time capsule to the Mac Mini 2012 and starting the backup process, I experienced the fan going wild, temperature CPU going up to 90 Celsius. Checking the process monitor there were several mdworker and mds processes running and using 80% or higher of the CPU. And the mds process takes almost 1 GB of memory.

    So I stopped the time machine backup and everything went back to normal.

    Any idea why the time machine process has such an impact on the resources?
  2. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    The initial backup takes a load on your mac at first. Afterwards when it does the smaller periodic backups they will take much less of your computer's processing power.

  3. warvanov macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2011
    The Time Machine process does a lot of organization and requires lots of processor power. It's not merely transferring files to the Time Capsule hard drive.
  4. Edie Brickell macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2010
    If you are backing up your data for the first time on time capsule via time machine it will take a lot of time and the hard drive will become hotter than normal temperature. Do not worry just wait for the full backup then the drive will work normally. Keep your backup upto date no one knows when the data loss disaster will happen.

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