Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:
☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)
☞ In the Finder, select Go ▹ Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.
☞ If you’re running Mac OS X 10.7 or later, open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the page that opens.
Select "system.log" from the file list. Enter "backupd" (without the quotes) in the String Matching text field. Post the messages from the last backup, beginning with "Starting standard backup." Post the log text, please, not a screenshot.
If there are runs of repeated messages, please post only one example of each. Do not post many repetitions of the same message.
Some personal information, such as the names of your files, may be included — edit that out, too, but don’t remove the context.
After going to sleep and awaking this morning, I have found that my time machine backup did finally work. HOwever, it took about 6 hours to complete saving about 14 GB of info. That seems disturbingly long.
What do you recommend I check.
ALso, since installing Lion, programs seem to open more slowly as does transition from one program to the next.
This is a 2011 Macbook pro purchased in March of last year.