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The Time Machine keeps preparing but thats all it does, for hours now.

This is what im getting in Time Machine Buddy (a dashboard widget):

Backup requested by user
Starting standard backup
Network volume mounted at: /Volumes/DeLorean
Disk image /Volumes/DeLorean/Ronald’s Computer_0017f2d6423a.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Backup of Ronald’s Computer 1
Backing up to: /Volumes/Backup of Ronald’s Computer 1/Backups.backupdb
Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: Macintosh HD
Backup content size: 48.3 GB excluded items size: 4.3 MB for volume Macintosh HD
No pre-backup thinning needed: 58.00 GB requested (including padding), 463.47 GB available
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)

and it continues to repeat "Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)"

What can i do to finally get this to start backing up?

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Check out this thread:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=432893

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1. disable time machine

2. delete the spotlight index on the external drive

3. allow spotlight to rebuild the index

4. re-activate time machine

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May i be stupid enough to ask how you do step 2 and 3

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go to the root of the drive time machine backs upto onto and delete the file called .Spotlight-V100 and spotlight will rebuild it for you

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Can you try to make it more clear for me since i dont know how to do that. Im using Time Capsule if that makes a difference. How do i get to the roof of the drive and find that file?

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browse to your time capsule using finder then on it there will be a file called .Spotlight-V100 (it may be hidden if you can't see it) do you know how to show hidden files? Just delete that file

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Thank you very much, it seems to finally be working now. Thanks for walking me through this.

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Glad you got it sorted

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