Time Machine seems stuck in "Preparing" mode

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by sodajerk2, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. sodajerk2 macrumors newbie

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    Time Machine has not backed-up since El Capitan was installed two days ago. Appears to be perpetually stuck in "Preparing Back-up" mode. I back-up to two different remote disks on a local network: Drobo connected to another computer; USB disk connected to AirPort Extreme.
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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  3. PW168 macrumors member

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    Hi BasicGreatGuy,
    I read the link, but can you show me how to find the “Backups.backupd” folder. I looked everywhere and searched through finder but cannot locate this folder. Thanks.

    By the way I use a Time Capsule for back up.
     
  4. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    what happens if you double-click on the Time Capsule icon?
     
  5. PW168 macrumors member

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    You mean if I clean co on Time Capsule through Finder? If I do that I then see the Sparsebundle file.

    What do you mean by Time Capsule icon as I don't see it.. I can see Time Machine through System Preferences....

    Please clarify. Thanks.
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    And how do I find the Inprogress file through finder?
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Please explain "clean co".
    If you mount the Sparsebundle on your desktop you should find the "Backups.backupd" folder located in there.

    By Time Capsule icon, I meant an icon similar to an Harddrive icon, only representing your time Capsule.
     

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