WTF Time Machine?!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Arkanok, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Arkanok macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2007
    Ever since July 13 th, I haven't been able to get time machine to back anything up.

    Every time I connect the hard drive, and time machine attempts to do what it should, all that happens is it just says "Preparing Backup.." I can even let the thing run all night, and when I wake up, it's still preparing....

    Now, I'm sure this is happening to others, but can anybody tell me if there's a fix, or workaround?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. jaikob macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2008
    Freeland, MI
    This happened to me. I had to wait all night. The problem is that time machine keeps a log of all backed up files, and if it "questions" itself on that log, its going to cycle and scan every file on your filesystem. So if you have 500 GB of data, it will take awhile. Once the scan is done, it will backup as usual.

    Just keep waiting :)
  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR

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