I hadn't backed up to Time Machine in 20 days, and now that I am trying to do so I have yet to succeed.
It got stuck a few times with a few KB; other times it took forever do everything, from preparing the backup to actually transferring files. It's supposedly trying to backup 40GB and after 8 hours not even 1 GB is done. I have to stop it because I have to take my 2009 Macbook running Lion out.
I ran Volume Repair on the external HD and everything came back fine. I also tried manually copy pasting a large video file to that volume and it copied quite fast. So must be something with Time Machine itself.
Can anyone help?
Speaking of 40GB I feel like that's way too much data that has changed over 20 days. I don't think that is correct. How can I check what is being backed up anyway?
tmutil. Final tally:
Added: 18.4G Removed: 13.3G Changed: 19.1G
Is this what TM means when it tells me it's backing up 40GB? Including stuff that will be removed?