Time Machine Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ToastMaster, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. ToastMaster macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2005
    Tacoma, WA
    So I just got Leopard a couple of days ago, and hooked up my external HD to set up Time Machine. Being as OCD as I am, I clicked "Back Up Now" on the icon in my dock. It started backing up my data, but when it was about halfway through I had to do something, so I clicked the X to stop backing up data.

    The Apple site said that it should be OK to do that if you need to, and if you want to resume backing up data later that's fine. But now, when my computer reaches a scheduled backup time, the backup status bar pops up and simply says "processing" forever. No progress gets made - it doesn't resume where I left off.

    Is there some way that I can resume the process or am I doing something wrong? Or barring that, is there a way to simply start the backup process over? (I thought about simply deleting the backup directory on the external HD, but I get bad vibes about just doing that)
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    This happened to me. I deleted the backup folder from my Time Machine drive and all was well.
  3. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    Did you resume it after pausing it? It would cause an issue if you did not. Best bet now would be to delete the back up folder and start again.

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