TimeMachine erratic behaviour on MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by RightMACatU, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
    For the past month or so, TM has not been backing up at a constant or even a descent speed. Speed varies back and forth between fast-slow-stopped, but mostly very slow and stops on several occasions. Everything else feels right with the OS... :confused:

    Any ideas what's going on?

    Specs: 2013 Ultimate MBA, OS 10.9.5 with an external 1TB USB3.0 HDD (C-S Journaled) with 50%+ available space.
  2. joshlalonde macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2014
    Depends on how much stuff you change between backups. If you work on a huge project, chances are, you'll see longer backup times. If you do very little and change very little settings, it might backup very quickly. It takes different backups; monthly, weekly, hourly snapshots...

    Don't sweat it, let TM do the work. That's not a problem.

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