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  • 15. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    It's possible, as larshold says, that the index on your backup drive is damaged.

     

    A clue may be lurking in your logs.  Use the widget in #A1 of  Time Machine - Troubleshooting to display the backup messages from your logs.  Locate the backup in question, then copy and post all the messages here.

  • 16. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    Arruda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks.

     

    The last seemingly (according to the Time machine pref pane) completed backup looks like this:

    Starting standard backup

    Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://Glenn%20Gukild@Glenn-Gukilds-Time-Capsule.local/Data

    Mounted network destination at mountpoint: /Volumes/Data using URL: afp://Glenn%20Gukild@Glenn-Gukilds-Time-Capsule.local/Data

    QUICKCHECK ONLY; FILESYSTEM CLEAN

    Disk image /Volumes/Data/Glenn Gukilds MacBook.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Time Machine-sikkerhetskopier

    Backing up to: /Volumes/Time Machine-sikkerhetskopier/Backups.backupdb

    1.38 GB required (including padding), 51.52 GB available

    Waiting for index to be ready (100)

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    Waiting for index to be ready

     

     

     

     

    According to the widget however "Status of backup unknown - check log messages"

     

    The widget actually gives the last succesful backup as one completed earlier today.(Finishing in 15hours, 57minutes, 27seconds!)

    After a looong list of "Waiting for index to be ready (100)", the last entries are as follows:

     

     

    Waiting for index to be ready (100)

    Waiting for index to be ready (100)

    Waiting for index to be ready (100)

    Copied 0 bytes of 32.9 GB, 0 of 324101 items

    Copied 465.0 MB of 32.9 GB, 217546 of 324101 items

    Copied 2.9 GB of 32.9 GB, 291318 of 324101 items

    Copied 8.6 GB of 32.9 GB, 291318 of 324101 items

    Copied 11.8 GB of 32.9 GB, 291318 of 324101 items

    Copied 17.2 GB of 32.9 GB, 291318 of 324101 items

    Copied 23.8 GB of 32.9 GB, 291318 of 324101 items

    Copied 26.8 GB of 32.9 GB, 335338 of 335338 items

    Copied 366779 files (27.9 GB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    1.67 GB required (including padding), 51.58 GB available

    Copied 7894 files (59.2 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.

    Starting post-backup thinning

    Deleted /Volumes/Time Machine-sikkerhetskopier/Backups.backupdb/Glenn Gukilds MacBook/2011-06-23-001955 (142.8 MB)

    Post-back up thinning complete: 1 expired backups removed

    Backup completed successfully.

    Ejected Time Machine disk image.

    Ejected Time Machine network volume.

     

    The current backup looks identical to the first one listed, after about 30minutes, it starts its "waiting for index to be ready (100)" cycle, repeating about once pr. minute.

     

  • 17. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Sounds like the index may be corrupted. 

     

    You can probably fix it by erasing the TC's disk (or deleting the sparse bundle containing your backups), per #Q5 in Using Time Machine with a Time Capsule.

     

     

    Less drastic, but more of a pain, is to delete the index, so Time Machine will re-create it.  Post back if you want to tackle that.

  • 18. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    Arruda Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hmm.. I guess I'll sleep on it and look into it tomorrow.

    It's 1:25am here, and I got work in the morning.

     

    Thanks for all the help so far!

    =)

  • 19. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    gaffield1997 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been waiting fro 20 min and all I get is "waiting for index to be ready"

     

    This is after I junked my previous Time Machine bundle, reformated, and started fresh. However, I think there was a network interuption (doing this via Airport Extreme) with the initial load (after almost 24 hours) and the backup process restarted. However I'm stuck in "waiting for index to be ready" purgatory.

     

    How do you fix a corrupt index?

  • 20. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    gaffield1997 wrote:

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    doing this via Airport Extreme)

    Do you mean a USB drive connected to an Airport Extreme?  If so, I hate to have to tell you this, but backing-up that way is unreliable and not supported byApple.   See:  Using Time Machine with an Airport Extreme Air Disk.

  • 21. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    gaffield1997 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    oh well. Anyway it's working good now. Reset spotlight and the updates are fast.

  • 22. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    davej147 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I finally got Time Machine to restore all my user files, settings, etc.  The issue was an extra folder that was in my backups - the folder contained two corrupt files that TM kept backing up. Once I deleted the folder from the Time Machine hard drive, it worked perfectly.

     

    So, for anyone that is finding TM just won't quite finish the restore (hanging with one minute to go), look inside your backed-up files for an "extra" folder.  Delete it and try again.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Dave

  • 23. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    nanofunk.net Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    the "kernel: IOSurface: buffer allocation size is zero" don't have anything todo with Time Machine, since lots of people seem to have that issue lately (and it seems to be adobe flash related). As for the issue with time machine, i had to repair my keychain first before mac osx lion would work "normal" at all

    see the discussion here: https://discussions.apple.com/message/11021092#11021092

     

    also, you can try if installing flash player 64-bit 11.0 resolves your issues: http://bit.ly/pNtLWS

  • 24. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    gpittel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Man this crap is killing me. The most important time you would wanna backup is before and after a major os upgrade. Come on "APPLE" your a software company... ya know

  • 25. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    timothy273 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been having a similar problem where the backup starts OK, but then hangs part way though and the processor load spikes, and the fan goes to max.  Disabling the Sophos on-access scanner did the trick though and now Time Machine runs like it used to.

    Thanks!

  • 26. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    Tischnkov Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I was able to quickly resolve this issue by erasing my backup drive with Disk Utility. After that, the backup immediately started copying files once Time Machinestarted.

     

    I lost all my SL data, but no biggie...

  • 27. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    neilpet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Don't know if this is the right thread to comment on, but here goes...

     

    I upgraded to Lion on my Mac Pro Xeon and my MacBook Pro at the same time. The desktop mac works just fine after the upgrade, and TimeMachine backs up to the Time Capsule just fine.

     

    The MBP won't backup. It wanted to do a full backup but couldn't do so because the TC was full of the last backup (Leopard), and after upgrading Lion wanted to do a full backup. Five days in, I've tried changing the backup drive to a USB drive connected directly. That attempt to backup just failed several times, so after using Terminal to delete the spans in the old sparsebundle to clear room, and telling Time Machine to not back up any system files to save space, I've been trying to go back to the Time Capsule. Still no luck. The computer slows down to unusability, and after 6 hours today it has successfully backed up 4Gb. Estimated time to completion, 16 days.

     

    I'm now using Migration Assistant to move the user files and applications, etc. to a 2Tb USB drive that has Lion installed on it, and then plan to wipe the main HD in the MacBook Pro. Then reinstall Lion and reverse migrate the stuff back.

     

    Should I have to do all this crap? I've really looked around on the support groups and although others have had similar problems, none of the solutions I've read have had any effect. Without a backup in place I'm very nervous. If anyone has anything to offer that might help other than what I'm doing, I'd sure appreciate it.

  • 28. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    neilpet wrote:

     

    Don't know if this is the right thread to comment on, but here goes...

    No, it isn't.  You're not having the same problem.

     

    I upgraded to Lion on my Mac Pro Xeon and my MacBook Pro at the same time. The desktop mac works just fine after the upgrade, and TimeMachine backs up to the Time Capsule just fine.

     

    The MBP won't backup. It wanted to do a full backup but couldn't do so because the TC was full of the last backup (Leopard), and after upgrading Lion wanted to do a full backup.

    Surely you mean Snow Leopard?  How did you do the upgrade -- did you just install Lion over Snow Leopard, or did you do a "clean install"?  If a clean install, how did you put your data back?

     

    Five days in, I've tried changing the backup drive to a USB drive connected directly. That attempt to backup just failed several times,

    Why?  With what message?  What happened?

     

    so after using Terminal to delete the spans in the old sparsebundle to clear room,

    What?    What "spans" are you talking about?  What, exactly, did you do?

     

    and telling Time Machine to not back up any system files to save space, I've been trying to go back to the Time Capsule. Still no luck. The computer slows down to unusability, and after 6 hours today it has successfully backed up 4Gb. Estimated time to completion, 16 days.

    Without knowing what you did to the sparse bundle, it's impossible to tell.  Have you tried repairing the backups, per #A5 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting?

  • 29. Re: time machine hangs after Lion installed
    neilpet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    sigh...

     

    re: What exactly did I do? I deleted the sparsebundle, retrieving the space that it was occupying on the Time Capsule. Never mind my mispeaking re: the spans. The sparsebundle was deleted.

     

    I attempted to repair the sparsebundle that was related to the MBP, then deleted it. I've run disk utility on every drive remotely associated with the MBP, and all pass the tests. Nonetheless, my laptop is non-functional at this point.

     

    I'll stop this commentary, as it is becoming clear to me that the problem is more likely with corrupted files in my user directory. I'll salvage what I can and go forward.