Mavericks Time Machine Problem - Won't Back Up

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Aragornii, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Aragornii macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    I haven't been able to complete the first back-up. I have a 2 TB drive and a 3TB Time Capsule, but Time Machine shows the back-up size as 3.3 TB. I had to delete my original backup (I keep a separate offsite backup) so it had enough space to start, but it will never complete. When I try to restart the computer I just get a grey screen and have to hard reset.

    Anything I can do short of reinstalling Mavericks?
  2. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    If drives are plugged in locally have you excluded them from the backup as it sounds like it is trying to roll the 2TB drive into you time machine backup.

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