time machine with aiport extreme initial backup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mmuetgeert, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. mmuetgeert macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009

    I'm having a problem with my time machine in combination with airport extreme. Everytime time machine wants to make an initial back-up. This takes very long (12 hours for 1 gb). I first made an initial backup via the USB calbe. When this has been finished I connected the HD to my airport etreme. When i start time machine it will make a completely new back-up instead of using the initial backup. How can i change this?

    Hope you can help.

    Thanks in advance
  2. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2007
    Balham, London
    Plug into the router with Ethernet. Airdisk access is never speedy but it will be faster than wireless.

    It's to do with mount points... Time machine gets confused when you go from USB to network.
  3. mmuetgeert thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2009
    it's running for a few hours now, but it's still on 400 mb of 105 gb...

    Update: After one night i'm at 1,5 gb... This means that i have to wait 100 days for my initial back-up will be ready. There shoulde be another way...

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