2 Replies Latest reply: May 3, 2013 10:30 AM by Zathrak
Zathrak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've got a Mac Mini and an iMac on a gigabit network. The Mac Mini has a USB 3.0 HDD attached to it which is the Time Machine backup for the Mac Mini. I've shared it via File Sharing and have access to that HDD on my iMac. I've also set it up as the Time Machine backup location and have successfully started the backup.


I've backed up 500GB at a time many times over Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 and at most, it would take a handful of hours, but not 56 Days. I've let it sit for 3 days now and we're finally down to 49 days...but that's still way too much time for a full gigabit connection with no bottlenecks in my opinion. Any idea as to why this is taking this long? Is there a better way to set this up or accomplish this? Am I missing something? 0.o

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 3.4GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (173,120 points)

    If you have more than one user account, these instructions must be carried out as an administrator.

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.

    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left. If you don't see that menu, select

    View Show Log List

    from the menu bar.


    Enter the word "Starting" (without the quotes) in the String Matching text field. You should now see log messages with the words "Starting * backup," where * represents any of the words "automatic," "manual," or "standard." Note the timestamp of the last such message. Clear the text field and scroll back in the log to that time. Select the messages timestamped from then until the end of the backup, or the end of the log if that's not clear. Copy them (command-C) to the Clipboard. Paste (command-V) into a reply to this message.

    If there are runs of repeated messages, post only one example of each. Don't post many repetitions of the same message.

    When posting a log extract, be selective. Don't post more than is requested.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.


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  • Zathrak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here's a few things from a relative time frame that I thought might be interesting...


    5/3/13 8:09:53.813 AM com.apple.backupd[1504]: Starting automatic backup

    5/3/13 8:09:54.045 AM com.apple.backupd[1504]: Attempting to mount network destination URL: afp://Jesse@Mac%20Mini._afpovertcp._tcp.local/9TB%20CineRAID

    5/3/13 8:09:54.212 AM NetAuthSysAgent[1506]: NAHSelectionAcquireCredential complete: iakerb E2098035155B74E17528F110882BDE07 - Jesse: GSSCred: 0x7fa1c312ddf0 <MC: iakerb Jesse@WELLKNOWN:COM.APPLE.LKDC>

    5/3/13 8:10:01.015 AM com.apple.backupd[1504]: NAConnectToServerSync failed with error: 2 for url: afp://Jesse@Mac%20Mini._afpovertcp._tcp.local/9TB%20CineRAID

    5/3/13 8:10:01.000 AM kernel[0]: ASP_TCP asp_tcp_usr_control: invalid kernelUseCount 0

    5/3/13 8:10:01.000 AM kernel[0]: AFP_VFS afpfs_MountAFPVolume:  GetVolParms failed 0x2

    5/3/13 8:10:01.000 AM kernel[0]: AFP_VFS afpfs_mount: afpfs_MountAFPVolume failed for /Volumes/9TB CineRAID (error = 2)

    5/3/13 8:10:01.000 AM kernel[0]: AFP_VFS afpfs_mount : BAD MOUNT  on /Volumes/9TB CineRAID (error = 2)

    5/3/13 8:10:01.041 AM com.apple.backupd[1504]: Attempting to mount network destination using URL: afp://Jesse@Mac-Mini.local/9TB%20CineRAID

    5/3/13 8:10:01.722 AM com.apple.backupd[1504]: NAConnectToServerSync failed with error: 80 for url: afp://Jesse@Mac-Mini.local/9TB%20CineRAID

    5/3/13 8:10:01.725 AM com.apple.backupd[1504]: Backup failed with error: 19


    Looks like something might be wrong with the Destination itself...going to look in this.


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