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Standard User DIOGENES
(committed) Thu 20-Apr-17 14:26:22
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TIME MACHINE NOW DODGY?


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I used TM with OS 10.8.5 WITH EASE FROM 2015--01-01 with automatic reminder every 10 days.
MBP linked by USB to 3TB LA CIE drive.

Then updated OS to OS 10.12 in 2017-01 and since then TM seems erratic.
Seems to take many hours so I have had to change Energy saver to "NEVER" SHUT DOWN.

The latest fiasco 2017-04-17 was when TM decided to create about 7 backups one directly after another.

I had assumed that changing OS would not require me to do anything with TM.
But is there something I should have done to TM Settings?
Is there a way back to getting TM to its old habit of backup once every 10 days?
And not taking hours for each backup.
Standard User ian_c
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 20-Apr-17 20:04:12
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Re: TIME MACHINE NOW DODGY?


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There is a weird issue that can happen with an "in progress" and if you google around there is a way to fix that (try "stuck on in progress")

But I also believe that how it is scheduled has changed (but rather unhelpfully, not the explanatory text in the dialog box). It now only backs up if user stuff has changed - can't recall the exact details but check Appleinsider or somewhere like that).
Standard User stniuk
(experienced) Fri 21-Apr-17 00:47:47
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Re: TIME MACHINE NOW DODGY?


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Couple of obvious things you've probably checked,
Disk isn't full, I know it deletes the old stuff off but in case that part's messed up and run disk utility over the disks, verify disk. If there's a problem with the disk it could cause problems.


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