Time machine taking days

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dr.Toiletface, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. Dr.Toiletface macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2014
    Hello, I'm new to the forums and wanted to know if anyone could help me with my Mac time machine restore. I have the iMac late 2007 17" running os x 10.7.5. The problem I have is when I'm trying to restore my Mac from a time machine backup, it shows 120+ hours left and please tell me if this is normal or what I need to do. I tried to restart the restore but it still showed 120+ hours. I should also state that the backup is only 20GB large.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Is it via a USB 2.0 HDD or other interface?

    And what about just reinstalling Mac OS X first and then using the Migration Assistant to restore from a Time Machine backup?
  3. Dr.Toiletface thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2014
    The external drive is a 500GB usb 3.0 and I reinstalled lion as well before I did the restore

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