Time machine stuck on 5 seconds

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by kdm0505, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. kdm0505 macrumors member

    Jul 5, 2014
    Hi guys, relatively new to mac. I successfully completed a back up on time machine with my external hard-drive five days ago. Today it seems that time machine has backed up 1.88 gb of 1.88 gb and says there is 5 seconds remaining. It has been stuck on this "phase" for a hour or so. Is this normal? How should I go about completing a successful backup?
  2. h9826790 macrumors G5


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Choose "Skip this backup" and then start the backup again.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    In addition, you might want to clear your PRAM and point TM back at the disk you are using for backups.

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