Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2013 11:47 AM (in response to Eric in Boca)
I would let Spotlight finish indexing before trying to create a new backup. That would eliminate 2 processes going on at the same time.
Since you have two Time Capsules, Mountain Lion Time Machine will let you backup up to both, which gives redundancy in case one fails. It alternates which Time Capsule is used.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2013 11:01 AM (in response to sig)
Thanks, Sig, for the very interesting and useful info about TM. It is very helpful to know more about how TM works.
My problem, however, was something got corrupted on my iMac. I did do a Restore, which brought my iMac back to 10.7.5, and I will try again to upgrate to Mountain Lion. I am letting the iMac make another backup to an external HD (in addition to the one on my TC that I restored from) before I do that, "just in case"
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2013 11:04 AM (in response to Eric Root)
Thanks, Eric Root. Yes, I will have TM use both Time Capsuls from my two iMacs and my Mac Book, once everything is upgraded to Mountain Lion. Since they are both 2 TB TC's, I should have plenty of space.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2013 11:12 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Besides the backup and Spotlight taking many days, I discovered that when I was in Safari, about every third click on a link caused Safari to crash, and the entire iMac became unresponsive for about a minute. This happened repeatably, about every third or 4th mouse click.
So, besides the backup problem, my iMac was crashing the finder. What I did was do a TM restore, which brought my iMac back to 10.7.5. Everything is working fine, I am doing a full backup, just in case, to my 2TB LaCie drive, and it took about 6 hours for about 35o GB.
Now, I am about to launch another download of Mountain Lion. Hopefully, this time it will go fine. Since I am starting out with the HD cleanly formatted and restored, I suspect whatever was corrupted is now gone, and all will go well......we shall see.