Time Machine - too frequently backing up

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by gnnyman, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. gnnyman macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Help, please,

    since I upgraded to Lion, the time machine backs up every hour or so and it needs more than 1/2 hour for a back up. What is wrong, what am I supposed to do or set differently?

    Thanks for your help and advice!

    Georg N. Nyman
    Vienna, Austria
     
  2. Rowf macrumors regular

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  3. netnothing macrumors 68040

    netnothing

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    Time Machine IS suppose to backup every hour. There is no setting in OS X to change this. You'd need a 3rd party to adjust.

    As for the 1/2 hour it's taking to complete a backup, that doesn't sound right. How are you backing up.....USB, Firewire, wireless to a Time Capsule?

    Also, is Time Machine continuing to use the same backup from Snow Leopard....or did you start from scratch?

    -Kevin
     

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