Time Machine taking forever to backup?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DaGrandMastah, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. DaGrandMastah macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2011
    This just started happening recently. For some reason it takes forever for my Time Machine to backup. I tested the hard drive out by manually transferring over data and it's working fine...I also ran a scan diagnostic and it appears to be in good shape. Anyone have any idea why this may be happening? It's currently at 14.82 of 16.85 gb's backup but it's been going on since last night.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Try reindexing Spotlight by opening the Spotlight preference pane and dragging Macintosh HD into the privacy panel then drag it back out. That will force a reindex. Also, reset permissions and ACLs by following this.

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