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  1. #1


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    Lion TimeMachine Goes & Goes & Goes
    I have posted about this problem earlier, but wanted to include the data from the logs.

    I would like to be able to run TimeMachine on-demand (manually). I want to start a backup and when it finishes turn off TM. However, TM stops and just few minutes later starts up again for what seems to be a very long time. I have copied the backup data from the system log and posted it below. Unless I just sit and watch it continuously I do not see it complete.

    Further, why is it taking so long to complete such small backups? I have spent 2 days on this without success.

    I have tried two USB powered Hard Drives (one with an external A/C adapter, the other bus powered).

    Do I need to call customer support?

    Can someone please tell me if what is happening is normal or do I have a problem with my system?

    Thanks, Mike

    Sep 5 08:40:24 MTV-MBA-Laptop UserEventAgent[11]: com.apple.backupd-auto launchd job enabled
    Sep 5 08:40:24 MTV-MBA-Laptop UserEventAgent[11]: com.apple.backupd-wake launchd job enabled
    Sep 5 08:40:24 MTV-MBA-Laptop UserEventAgent[11]: com.apple.backupd-attach launchd job enabled
    Sep 5 08:40:40 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: Starting standard backup
    Sep 5 08:40:40 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: Backing up to: /Volumes/MAC BACKUP/Backups.backupdb
    Sep 5 08:40:40 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: Ownership is disabled on the backup destination volume. Enabling.
    Sep 5 08:40:42 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: Backup content size: 65.5 GB excluded items size: 11.8 GB for volume Macintosh HD
    Sep 5 08:40:42 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: 64.47 GB required (including padding), 465.47 GB available
    Sep 5 08:40:42 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: Waiting for index to be ready (101)
    Sep 5 09:30:15 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: Copied 419557 files (49.9 GB) from volume Macintosh HD.
    Sep 5 09:33:55 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: 568.4 MB required (including padding), 415.01 GB available
    Sep 5 09:41:14 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: Copied 417590 files (10.3 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.
    Sep 5 10:16:21 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: Starting post-backup thinning
    Sep 5 10:16:21 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist
    Sep 5 10:16:21 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[621]: Backup completed successfully.
    Sep 5 10:40:53 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[1810]: Starting standard backup
    Sep 5 10:40:53 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[1810]: Backing up to: /Volumes/MAC BACKUP/Backups.backupdb
    Sep 5 10:45:16 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[1810]: 576.3 MB required (including padding), 414.68 GB available
    Sep 5 11:31:54 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[1810]: Copied 417597 files (27.4 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.
    Sep 5 11:36:22 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[1810]: 567.0 MB required (including padding), 414.64 GB available
    Sep 5 12:02:56 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[1810]: Copied 417601 files (17.5 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.
    Sep 5 12:34:31 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[1810]: Starting post-backup thinning
    Sep 5 12:34:31 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[1810]: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist
    Sep 5 12:34:32 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[1810]: Backup completed successfully.
    Sep 5 12:40:53 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[2789]: Starting standard backup
    Sep 5 12:40:55 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[2789]: Backing up to: /Volumes/MAC BACKUP/Backups.backupdb
    Sep 5 12:45:18 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[2789]: 436.2 MB required (including padding), 414.64 GB available
    Sep 5 13:30:21 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[2789]: Copied 417619 files (64.5 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.
    Sep 5 13:34:52 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[2789]: 391.9 MB required (including padding), 414.54 GB available
    Sep 5 13:50:08 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[2789]: Copied 417623 files (18.2 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.
    Sep 5 14:31:16 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[2789]: Starting post-backup thinning
    Sep 5 14:31:16 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[2789]: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist
    Sep 5 14:31:17 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[2789]: Backup completed successfully.
    Sep 5 14:40:53 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[3599]: Starting standard backup
    Sep 5 14:40:54 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[3599]: Backing up to: /Volumes/MAC BACKUP/Backups.backupdb
    Sep 5 14:45:26 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[3599]: 570.1 MB required (including padding), 414.18 GB available
    Sep 5 15:30:40 MTV-MBA-Laptop com.apple.backupd[3599]: Copied 419804 files (154.1 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    Got tired of waiting at 16:05 and it is still running.
    iMac, MacBook AIR (mid 2011), iPad 3, iPhone 4

  2. #2


    Member Since
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    Specs:
    ................................ OLD: MBP 13" Mid 09 .......... NEW: MBP 13" Mid 12 ..........
    go into time machine settings and turn it off,
    make sure "show in menu bar" is ticked,
    then go to the menu bar you can just click "back up now"

    i hope this is what you were talking about

  3. #3


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    I finally had to do a Lion restore to get it to work. It now works correctly.

    Mike
    iMac, MacBook AIR (mid 2011), iPad 3, iPhone 4

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