I've been trying to figure out an issue I've noticed for about a week (but may have been happening for longer than that). About a week ago, I noticed my Time Machine hourly backups were taking a very long time. Like several hours for an hourly backup. I then did a search and found out that spotlight issues could be connected. And then I see my spotlight on "indexing" mode for a very very long time. So I decide to do the typical "make private and make public" trick to spotlight. And then it went and indexed for over a day. I think it's finally stopped indexing, but I thought that was happening before, so I'm not sure. So I looked in this thread [http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macbook-spotlight-taking-forever-to-index.1327936/page-2], and followed the first two steps later on the thread. Here's the results I got. Not sure what it means, but the indexing stopped and spotlight at least looks to be working as it should. However, as of this moment, not sure if this will end the extremely slow Time Machine backups. Is this the end of my spotlight issues? Should I do something else? And what about Time Machine? Thanks in advance!