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  • Venares Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2012 11:00 AM (in response to Pondini)

    Pondini wrote:

     

    Venares wrote:

     

    no, not for me Time Machine ist saying for about a hour: preparing backups.

    That may be a different problem;  the slow backups were very slow during the copying phase.

    ok, but at the moment TM has begun the copying phase and is showing 2KB and no blue status bar. It is very slow again … Any ideas?

  • Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,710 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 10:57 AM (in response to Venares)

    Be sure indexing of your system is complete;  that can slow backups to a crawl (in both the preparing and copying phases).

     

    If it is, see #D2 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting, especially the yellow and green boxes.

  • FatMac\>MacPro Level 4 Level 4 (2,065 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 11:03 AM (in response to Pondini)

    Pondini wrote:

     

    I really wish theywouldn't do that;  either change the date, or leave it alone (as they did with the last update to Snow Leopard).  After a while, there's no problem, but all the servers don't necessarily get updated at the same time, so some folks may get different results.  

    Hmm, I didn't know about the possibility of varying servers. So, as a public service, the original 10.7.5 combo updater weighed in at 2,049,737,152 bytes while the one I downloaded and tested today comes in at 2,049,745,415 bytes. I guess it is useful to archive.

  • Venares Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 11:27 AM (in response to Pondini)

    Pondini wrote:

     

    Be sure indexing of your system is complete;  that can slow backups to a crawl (in both the preparing and copying phases).

     

    If it is, see #D2 in Time Machine - Troubleshooting, especially the yellow and green boxes.

    OK. Spotlight has been finished. Thank you for the link. I will follow it's adivice to give it more time during the night and report the next morning. Because yesterday I have reinstalled Lion over my existing Lion, so may be it is because of this. fingers crossed…

  • Venares Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 1:13 PM (in response to Pondini)

    Ok, thanx - everything is fine now. It just need it's time after a reinstall or upgrade.

  • capt huffnpuff Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to FatMac\>MacPro)

    To quote the instructions for DL1582. "You should back up your system before installation; you can use Time Machine." Yet Time Machine does not work and it supposedly fixes the Time Machine problem. LOL!

  • summer-sailor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 2:53 PM (in response to Venares)

    Check out :  http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1599

     

    I did the quick system update it referenced.  It cleared my slow Time Machine problem and my Spotlight re-indexed my 32 GB's in less than an hour.  Now regular hourly Time Machine backup proceed as before the v10.7.5 update.  Spotlight is working well as before.

  • TVC0202 Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to Larry Nolan)

    Same here, Time Machine extremely slow, running Lion 10.7.5, took my TM and MacBook Pro 3 times to the Genius Bar (Houston Memorial city), they couldn't fix it... they even sold me a new back up drive, because we thought first it was the disk.

     

    Apple PLS FIX this problem and inform all your Geniuses!

  • peter_watt Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 3:18 PM (in response to TVC0202)

    TVC0202 wrote:

     

     

     

    Apple PLS FIX this problem and inform all your Geniuses!

    They fixed it - see post post above yours.

     

    Whether they told their Geniuses I have no idea - lets hope so!

  • TVC0202 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to Larry Nolan)

    @ Peter_watt

     

    Thanks, I just posted and then read the summer-sailor post, just installed the fix, keep my fingers cross for my TM Backup

     

    Wish me luck!

  • capt huffnpuff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 4:28 PM (in response to Larry Nolan)

    With the new supplemental update, indexing on a clean disk was through in a second or two, backup is moving at normal speed. Looks good.

  • TVC0202 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 5, 2012 11:37 PM (in response to Larry Nolan)

    Installed the small fix: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1599

     

    Now Time Machine back up about 27Gb in 55 minutes, before the fix was estimated 4-5 days...

     

    Thanks for the good forum input!

  • jff1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 6, 2012 5:44 AM (in response to Larry Nolan)

    as of 10/5/12 there is an supplemental  software update to get Time Machine to move quickly with 10.7.5

  • SVA74 Calculating status...
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    Oct 6, 2012 6:46 AM (in response to jff1)

    All is OK now for me (Time Machine + Spotlight).

    Thanks for you help.

  • NeilHobbs Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to Larry Nolan)

    I have just installed the 10.7.5 Supplemental Update, it rebooted my machine a couple of times and when I logged in, I enabled Spotlight.  It then proceeded to successfully index 91GB of in approx 30 mins.  I deleted my old Spotlight cache last week.

     

    All is well and I expect Time Machine to return to normal.

     

    Signing out...

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