Time Machine Problem

in Mac Software edited January 2014
Just today I've noticed that the time machine icon in my menu bar won't stop spinning. Finally, I clicked it and it says that it has been "preparing backup" all day long. I stopped the backup just to see if it was a one-time glitch. One hour later, the same thing happened. I gave it thirty minutes and the entire time it said it was "preparing backup"

How can I fix this? I already tried turning TM on and off, that didn't do the trick. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • Reply 1 of 2
    irelandireland Posts: 17,660member
    Is this a new backup your doing, from scratch? If yes; first times can take that long. Make sure you leave it on and turn sleep to "never" in Energy Savings preference pane.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    Nope, my initial backup was a few months ago...
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