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question on time machine- time to 'prepare' files

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Is there any way to determine how long the 'preparation' may take? Mine has been going on for >1 day!! Yes I aborted a backup since last backup and shut down the computer abnormally.  I am thinking that a quicker solution is to abort this and do an initial backup but I'm not sure how to do an initial backup with the current setup I have. Would I need to reformat my external drive? Is there a way to tell time machine to do an initial even though it has done one on the external drive?



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