TimeMachine erratic behaviour on MBA

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

  1. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

    RightMACatU

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    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?
    Thanks.

    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

    joshlalonde

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    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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