Time Machine stuck on "Preparing Backup"

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  1. The Bilingual Gringo

    The Bilingual Gringo KMD, 3rd Bass, just ace in the hole

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    Any ideas what would prevent it from actually backing up? It's been fine in the past, but it just started acting up.
     
  2. TheWeasel

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    Have you restarted the machine? Seems to resolve it when it's happened on my mini.
     
  3. inkblot78

    inkblot78 New Member

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    What does it say is happening in the Console? It could need a "deep transversal" which can take a long time.
     
  4. The Bilingual Gringo

    The Bilingual Gringo KMD, 3rd Bass, just ace in the hole

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    I'll give that a shot tonight.

    Basically is just stuck on "Preparing Backup" for like days at a time. I've never seen anything about a "deep transversal."
     
  5. inkblot78

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    Do you have a Virus Scanner running? maybe Spotlight is indexing the drive?
     

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