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Time Machine frequent backups

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arbee Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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Sep 22, 2012 4:00 PM

I have a Time Capsule connected to my iMac. The OS is 10.6.8. I've had the Time Capsule for about a year. Time Machine seems to work fine but I've noticed lately that it seems to be backing up a lot more frequently than once an hour and that it's taking longer. Part of the problem is that if a backup takes a long time, the next backup will be scheduled for shortly after the old one has finished. So, for example, if a backup starts at, say, 10 am and takes 30 minutes, another will start at 11 am, only 30 minutes after the first. That's a lot of backup activity during the course of an 8-hour day. Sometimes, Time Machine is backing up no more than 10 MB of data, sometimes a lot more, but it does spend what seems like a lot of time prepping, finishing, and cleaning up.

 

The Time Capsule has a 500GB drive and less than 100 GB of that have been used. I can't find anything unusual in the system log. Otherwise, operation appears to be normal.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Napoleon Solo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 6:49 AM (in response to arbee)

    Hey arbee!

     

    How's it going?

    Your problem with Time Machine is pretty much a carbon copy of the problem I am experiencing right now.

    So far, I haven't found any solutions but i sense I am looking in the wrong place.  Did you manage to find a way around this annoyance?

  • Napoleon Solo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to arbee)

    Many thanks for the quick reply...wherever you may be.

    It certainly seems we both have the same dilemma.

    I will hunt a little more for a solution, perhaps even call those good folk at AppleCare...if I make any ground then I will get back to you,

    Otherwise, like yourself, it will be manual backups and be done with it.

     

    Good night and cheers.

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