Time Machine backup slow

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by urbanmojo, May 12, 2012.

  1. urbanmojo macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009

    I have been using Time Machine Editor for the last 8 months to backup my Macbook Pro to a Seagate GoFlex drive once in the middle of night. Been working fine.

    Recently I took my Macbook to a different country for 2 weeks. I came back and now the backup after 9 hours is still only half done.

    I cleaned up the drive a bit and mostly I removed files as opposed to adding them. Since I was away I would expect the backup to take a bit longer but that is crazy. The last successful backup is still the day before I went away.

    Why would it be taking so long?
  2. SisterRay macrumors regular

    May 25, 2006
    Same thing with me. Last time I went on holiday (left computer unused at home), when I came back it decided to back up the whole computer.

    Don't know why!
  3. mac-collector macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2012
    Are you running 10.7.4? After the upgrade my backups are running very slow as well.

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