I know the first backup will take a lot of time but it's been about 4-5 hours now so I'm not sure if there's a problem or not. Here is my initial concern: This is the first backup of my iMac, there's not alot of big files. - It is creating multiple windows, and - the time bar on the right is showing a new purple bar time stamped every hour. - It appears each window created has much of the same files. Also at the top of the window it has been showing "Searching"all my files"" since the beginning till now. Please let me know if this is all normal. Also, can I shut it off and continue again tomorrow ...if so how do i do that? Thanks guys and gals!