So today I decided to erase/reinstall leopard after my previous upgrade in order to start from scratch. Long story short I decided that i had made a mistake and so I wanted to restore from my external backup Time Machine drive (I use a MBP). I put in the Leopard disc, went to Utilities: Restore system from Backup (with the time machine logo) and clicked through the menus. The first odd thing happened when I selected the backup folder and then selected the destination drive - you know how it does a "calculating disk space" thing? Well it took about 25 minutes. I thought, OK, its just indexing or something. So I hit restore. It wants.....are you sitting down? 37 hours to restore my system. And this is after an hour, so it's not just that initial miscalculation that often happens. This is a USB 2.0 drive, an external Seagate FreeAgent 500gb. The time machine image shouldn't be more than 120gb at most, probably less. Anyone have any ideas? If Time Machine really takes 30+ hours to restore an image I'd say that is a severe limitation.