How long is Time Machine supposed to take to back up a 1 TB hard drive? It's telling me 30 days! Is that normal?
Addendum: I'm doing this over USB 2 to an external hard drive.
As it stands: I started my backup two days ago. It's still saying 30 days to completion.
How much data is on the 1TB hard drive? Is it full? Also, what type of external drive are you using?
Regardless it def. should not take that long. Stop it, make sure all the SW is up to date and then give it another go.
The 1TB drive (that's internal to my iMac) had about 824 GB of data on it. The drives I'm using to backup are 2 TB LaCie Porsches.
I rebooted the system and started all over. It's going a lot faster now. I don't know why that helped.
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