There seem to be a number of problems cited with Time Machine since Mavericks came out - and I have one too.
I hope it hasn't been asked before, but mine seems a slightly different problem than others posted, but i apolgise of I have overlooked a similar post.
Time Machine, according to System Preferences, backs up as expected, except that it takes an inordinate amount of time (more than 18 hours each time) and then spends several more hours "verifying" the back up.
And yet, when I enter Time Machine though my menubar icon - there is no back up there, only "Now" shown. All other "pages" are dark grey and contain no data.
And this despite System Preferences showing that there is only 27.6GB of 2TB available with the amount available decreasing after each alleged back-up.
I assume from this that all my previous back-ups are still there, accounting for the majority of the 2TB being "unavailable" and that, as the amount available appears to decrease slightly each time that System Preferences at least "thinks" that an incremental back-up is indeed being created.
Right now, for the current back-up process, System Preferences states that 551.0MB of 5.34GB is being backed up and I would expect this to take several hours to complete and then even more time to complete the verification process!
I have checked Pondini's most excellent website but it appears to not yet address Mavericks problems so, before doing anything stupid and/or fatal, I though I'd seek advice on these august and highly esteemed forums!
My sparesebundle appears to be as it should, or at least I can see it where I expect it to be but clearly entering Time Machine either does not find it or does find it but cannot read it.
I don't want to lose my earlier backups by doing anything hasty and stupid as they contain some archived files which I would hate to lose.
I back up to the Time Capsule via a wireless link from the 2009 quad-core i7 iMac with 1TB HD (capacity 985.32GB with 235.27GB available according to System Information) to my NetGear DG834G router and then by Ethernet cable to the Time capsule.
I doubt that t is relevant, but I jumped straight from Snow Leopard 6.8 to Mavericks without going via the two Lion versions in between.
And what chance, do you think, that this is merely a bug which will be addressed by Mavericks.1? My "Mac only" ISP opines that that update is imminent as the beta has been floating around "the trade'.
Thanks in advance.
Message was edited by: iBozz to correct an embarrasing number of typos - I blush with shame and have no doubt missed even more.