I'm a bit stumped here regarding Time Machine as of late. Over the past few weeks, Time Machine backups have been taking hours for an hourly backup (and it's rarely anything more than a couple hundred MB), and it's been annoying, but didn't really think it was that big of a deal. Well, Time Machine has been stuck on "Preparing Backup" for well over a day, and I don't know how to fix it. I reinstalled the OS beforehand, I did the "trash the in progress file" trick several times, but it doesn't seem to fix any of this. Any ideas of what I should do to get Time Machine working back to the speed it's supposed to be going at? Thanks!