Time Machine takes extremely long to complete backup

Joanna
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Time Machine takes extremely long to complete backup

Postby Joanna » October 26th, 2013, 11:51 pm

The backup takes more than 8 hours and still unsuccessful (because I tried to check what's going on, it interrupted the backup process so it failed). It takes more than 8 hours. I try to run it overnight but still...it could take 12 maybe 24 hours ???
Now, at the beginning when I bought my iMac exactly a year ago, I had exactly the same problem, it took more than 12 hours. I still had Apple support, they accessed my computer remotely and changed something and then it was reduced significantly.
Now I need to change those settings again but I didn't ask what they actually did (I should have).
Does anybody know what settings need to be changed to make backup shorter? (4-5 hours is ok, let's say <8 hrs is already better)
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Re: Time Machine takes extremely long to complete backup

Postby Joanna » October 27th, 2013, 11:30 am

Seems that the external HD has a problem. Tried repairing in Disc Utility but failed. Getting all sorts of error messages. I don't know what's going on and what now...

Ok so now the disc is finally repaired
Trying to do time machine backup
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Re: Time Machine takes extremely long to complete backup

Postby Joanna » October 27th, 2013, 1:46 pm

ok so somehow it is working now, the time machine completed backup in 2 hours. Can close this topic for now.
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Re: Time Machine takes extremely long to complete backup

Postby mark_42 » November 9th, 2013, 1:29 pm

"Somehow it's working now" doesn't fill me with a whole lot of confidence. I would like to recommend that you get something more powerful than Disk Utility. It's not a bad utility but there are utilities far more capable of dealing with problems Disk Utility won't touch or even notice. I've had excellent luck with DiskWarrior.

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