Time Machine - too frequently backing up

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

  1. gnnyman macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    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

    Feb 7, 2011
  3. netnothing macrumors 68040


    Mar 13, 2007
    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?


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