Time Machine Backup Freezing

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MitchellMck, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. MitchellMck macrumors member

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    So I got my new MacBook Pro yesterday and I've attempted a backup via Time Machine. But the problem is that the backup just all of a sudden stops. I've tried it about 5 times and it stops around the 5GB mark where absolutely nothing happens, the whole backup just stops. I even left one of the frozen backups for a couple of hours and it still never moved. Anyone know a way around this problem?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. MitchellMck thread starter macrumors member

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    FIXED! Turns out it was because of me using firewire (maybe a fault in the cable?). Anyone else that has this problem, try and use a USB 2.0 transfer instead as it worked for me and it isn't noticeably slower. :)
     

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