SL: Time Machine Stuck in a Loop?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by slughead, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    I installed SL a few days ago and had to rebuild my Time Machine backup.

    It powered through all 700GB today... and then it kept going..

    the progress bar got to the max: 700/700, then went to 700.02/700.02 ,, 700.03/700.03 ,, 700.04/ 700.04 ,, etc

    Currently it's adding onto the "inprogress" file and filling up the drive with more data than I had to backup!

    It's done 844GB out of 700.

    Keep in mind, this is a totally-from scratch backup here!

    Do I stop it? Do I wait until it fills up the drive and "figures it out" ?
  2. slughead thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    I'm trying it one last time. Formatting the TM drive and letting it rebuilt. If this doesn't work, I'm switching back to leopard.

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