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Time Machine hanging.........resolved ...for me anyway

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Aug 10, 2012 9:47 AM

I have had this problem and it was solved in the following way.

 

Spotlight took 3 days to index, during that time Time Machine would not finish and kept hanging sometimes after 2kb!

 

Throughout this time the message was estimating time to index so it appeared that Spotligh kept hanging.

 

So after reading around I realised that people were reporting this problem and that Spotlight's indexing seemed to be creating problems so I let the Spotlight indexing finish and then reconnected the Time Machine external HD which then did its job as usual.

 

So my advice is to let Spotlight index first before turning on Time Machine....and be patient.

 

Good luck.

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion, Just upgraded to Mountain Lion

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