Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Time Machine - Takes a long to Prepare? - macOS Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Time Machine - Takes a long to Prepare? smee Posted: November 8, 2007 10:19PM in macOS edited January 2014 I tried backing up today and Time Machine looked like this for ten minutes (in other words, it was preparing for ten minutes), before actually backed things up:Have any of you experienced this? Comments Reply 1 of 6 lenny Posts: 85member November 9, 2007 5:36AM Not only Time Machine. I tried repairing permissions from the Disk Utility. It took about 6 minutes before the task actually started. Reply 2 of 6 smee Posts: 195member November 9, 2007 10:44AM Yip, lenny I guess where in the same boat The same thing happens to me..Any ideas or similar problems? Anyone? Reply 3 of 6 kingofsomewherehot Posts: 4,131member November 9, 2007 12:43PM Same... I just let it go... eventually it finished its task and TM is up and running.The first set-up seems to involve building a "directory" that TM will use to determine which files were changed and when, etc (has to look at ALL your files to accomplish this). It seems to do all this before it even starts the process of copying files to the TM hard drive (the first one will take a long time.)Permissions repair behaved the same as well... but it finished a 250GB drive in about 4 minutes. Reply 4 of 6 smee Posts: 195member November 9, 2007 1:10PM Yea, eventually it finishes it's task.I just didn't know if the time it was taking to do it was normal.But I guess it's all good I love my apple! Reply 5 of 6 physguy Posts: 916member November 9, 2007 2:19PM Don't forget that Time Machine works in a very friendly way with respect to other tasks. For me it always takes a long time, even with only a few MB of incremental backup, but then I have never noticed it working in terms of hangs, pauses, slowdowns. So basically - who cares about the time it takes - just have to expect it. I think Apple has done a super job with Time Machine. Reply 6 of 6 smee Posts: 195member November 9, 2007 2:22PM Yes, I totally agree with you.Apple did an awesome job with Time Machine.I just wasn't sure if it was normal, but I just let it do it's apple magic, all will be well Sign In or Register to comment.