Time machine stuck on 5 seconds

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

  1. kdm0505 macrumors member

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    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 G4

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    Choose "Skip this backup" and then start the backup again.
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5

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    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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