1028 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2008 3:20 AM by GianlucaFarini
I'm having the same problem. I swapped my Macbook's internal HDD with a bigger one and i did a full system restore from my Time Machine disk. The process was ok and the new system is working right as it was before.
But now, when i plug the Time Machine disk it stays for long minutes in "preparing" and then when it starts backupping it does so at a speed of about 2kb per minute.
I run a disk check and the external HDD is ok, i'm sure the USB cables are working properly, but Time Machine became unusable.
And i noticed (after the restore) the appearence of a private>tempVM>something... folder in my Time Machine HDD.
Any suggestion? I'd rather not wipe out the TM disk, i've got months of backup in it...
How long did you wait before stopping TM in the preparing phase? I suspect it would have eventually continued. However, to be honest, I have had to erase my external HD and begin new TM backups on two occasions since I installed OS X 10.5. I have a bootable clone on the external HD as well (in a separate partition) so I was not particularly concerned.