11-22-2008, 04:00 AM #1
Help With Time Machine!!! "preparing back up" for 30 minutes now
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- Dec 06, 2006
im using an external G-drive to backup my files...
the first time i did it with the drive i dont remember there being any problem whatsoever..
(i dont always keeps it plugged into my computer)
anyway im now trying to perform another back up i coonnected it to my computer and time machine automatically read it and started "preparing back up"
when i check on the status bar on the upper rigth hand corner of my screeen it stil says "preparing back up" its not actually backing up anything i dont understand what im doing wrong?
11-22-2008, 07:49 AM #2
You're not doing anything wrong .....
Sometimes it takes a long time " preparing " and " finishing backup "
Just let Time Machine do the job and be patient would be my suggestion.A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
11-22-2008, 10:46 AM #3
I had some issues like that with old external drive, it turns out it had some errors and it died a few weeks after. Not sure if this applies to your case, i don't know how old is your drive, but that was my experience.[is pointless to click here]
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