Time Machine Restore stuck/failed taking forever at 19 hours?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Meandmunch, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Meandmunch macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2002
    Greetings everyone. My iMac HD recently failed. I got a hold of a new one, installed leopard on it. After the "Welcome" animation finished a choice I was given was to restore using Time Machine. I chose this, it found my backup on the external drive (usb) and began to run.

    At first it said it would take several hours but about every 15 minutes when i went back to check the total got larger and larger. Before i went to bed the bar had barely moved and it said 19 hours, I let it sit all night and in the morning it was still at the same progress and time remaining. Is this normal? Do I let it sit for the full 19 or do you recommend another approach to restoring the back up?

    Perhaps I should get my iMac up and running, run OS updates then run the restore? I'm worried the backup has some how failed.

  2. Meandmunch thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2002
    Could this be a USB issue? I am using a WD "Book" style external drive for PC and Mac. I am looking for conflicts or reasons for the 19 hours. Maybe the damn thing just froze up?

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