Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 3:58 AM (in response to MrOriginal)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 4:04 AM (in response to rj-vlj)
Apple, please do something!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2013 4:34 AM (in response to petermac87)
Apple, please do something!
… all done before times.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 3:29 PM (in response to rj-vlj)
This fixed it for me:
he types "mdworker" into the console
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2013 4:02 PM (in response to brl123)
Some have reported that starting in SafeMode, then restarting normally, fixes it.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2013 12:15 PM (in response to MrOriginal)
I was doing a new full backup and it took almost 24 hours for 100GB
Reading through several reports about this topic I decided to remove my Avira virus scanner app. (I could not stop temporary)
Now I'm back to full speed again doing 100GB backup to my Synology NAS within one hour again (1Gb link)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 19, 2013 5:24 PM (in response to MrOriginal)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2013 3:41 AM (in response to MrOriginal)
I had the same problem with slow backups. Called Apple 5 times and went through all the hoops checking plists, airport, and then erasing using my airport utility and the first backup of about 25-30 gigs went fine, but the second backup would take between 1-2 hours. By the time it was finished it was ready to do another backup.
After looking at community fixes I found that my Comcast Norton Anti Virus was the problem. Upon speaking for the 6th time to Apple I was told that should have been the first thing they asked, since antivirus programs check each file going to the time capsule. Even unchecking the scan external drives did not help.
I removed the Norton AV from my system and replaced it with the IAV from apple store (free) and my backups are back to normal. I timed a 100 meg using Ethernet/LAN and it took 9 minutes 32 seconds from clicking backup now, searching for backups, preparing backup, backingup, and cleanup. My Wifi connection on 10 megs took only 1 minute 29 seconds.
Now my backups run so fast I don't even see them working. Also the constant updates to Norton were casuing my backups to be 100 megs or more each time due to daily Norton updates. Now I get backups in the order of 10-20 megs - depending up what I have put on the machine. If I put music on it increases the size of the files installed.
I recommend anyone having this slow time capsule problem to turn off your full antivirus program no matter what you are using and watch the difference in speed. I am so happy! No more 2 hour backups and 45 minutes to 1 hour preparing backup! good luck
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 5:57 AM (in response to MrOriginal)
I had the same problem and after looking at several posts solved it but not sure which piece of black magic did this for me.
1. I disabled spotlight, removed the index and renabled it : it took about 20 hours to rebuild
sudo mdutil -a -i off
sudo rm -rf /.Spotlight-V100/*
sudo mdutil -a -i on
2. I excluded the external hard disk and drop box from spotlight by going to system preferences, spotlight, and privacy settings
3. I used sudo tmdiagnose (two times) and rebooted as recommended in some previous threads
4. I excluded dropbox from time machine (time machine preferences, exclude)
5. reformatted the external hard drive
After this time machine was back to normal, took about 7 hours to back up 400 Gbye first time around.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 5:25 AM (in response to Sherri39401)
I meant to say remove any antivirus programs completely. Also there is an airport firmware update to 7.6.4 and in airport utility preferences you can select the 1st and 2nd option which allows automatic updates. Apple updates won't update airport, Apple told me since many people don't have it. But they did tell me how to change preferences to automatically update it (above). Thanks again apple techs!