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Hello, I have 15" MacBookPro6,2 running OS 10.6.8. I reinstalled everything yesterday as was so much stuff on here i did not need wanted to get back to basics. Restored from my time machine backup no problem. Now when i use time machine (via firewire on to a 500gig rugged drive) it's taking a long time. i scrubbed backup disk and started again. first backup was normal speed for the 250 or so gig. now when it does further backups goes very slow, like 5kb every 5 mins. gets to the end of the block it says its doing (normally around 40mb), then starts all over again, scanning files, says its backing up, and never actually completes a back up.

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bunch of unhelpful c*nts.
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My daughter has Time Capsule and it did the very same thing......run & run & never complete a backup

We finally figured out that Time Capsule was full. So what we did was erase Time Capsule and then start with a fresh backup. Once it was erased it backed up just fine, but the first backup took over night to complete.

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My daughter has Time Capsule and it did the very same thing......run & run & never complete a backup

We finally figured out that Time Capsule was full. So what we did was erase Time Capsule and then start with a fresh backup. Once it was erased it backed up just fine, but the first backup took over night to complete.
i'm not suing a time capsule - justa rugged drive via firewire. it does back up. eventually. but whereas before it said "calculating changes" and then would back up the say, 4 new gig of material, now it goes thru everything everytime and even 79mb will take several hours, and the another our to "finish up" and another hour to clean up..
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Sounds like that is for sure taking too long. From what I know about TC, it backs up the whole drive the first time, then it backs up hourly for a day & then it goes to weekly (only new stuff).
I wish it allowed the user to specify when & what time to do the backups.
Maybe you should take your TC to an Apple Genius bar & see if they can figure out why yours is taking so long & why it tries to back up everything every time.

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good idea, thank you
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