Time Machine backup is freezing up

Discussion in 'macOS' started by airplaneman, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    I've been stuck at 2.89 GB for that past half an hour. Brand new drive; got it because the old one had an "invalid node structure" and whatever reformat, repartition, disk repair, etc. wouldn't work on it. So now with this new drive, a FantomDrives Gforce Megadrive that I got from newegg sounds OK. It automatically formatted when I asked Time Machine to back it up (OS Extended Journaled Case-sensitive). Using USB 2.0. Any tips/suggestions/insight on what might be going on?:confused:

    Thanks.:)
     
  2. celticpride678

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    The first Time Machine backup takes a while. Be patient. It needs to backup your entire computer.
     
  3. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

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    i would wait for another 15 minutes. if there's no progress, i would cancel the backup and start over (i'm assuming since this is a brand new drive there are no other files) reformat it in disk utility, delete your time machine preference files in library, and try again.
     
  4. airplaneman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ...and of course it started right after I posted :mad:. Thanks for the suggestions, though!:)
     

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