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This isn't normal, but you have two options: Just wait for all the processing to finish or error out. Help the process along. In this case, an initial backup can take a long time, but the way to help the process along is to delete the .../whatever.inProgress file. You could also try backing up to a new drive to make sure it's not a problem with the Mac ...
There is a sleep assertion for Time Machine. So while doing a backup your mac won't enter sleep mode. If you are not sure, while a backup is in progress, check with this command: pmset -g assertions. In the processes that prevent sleep mode you will found: BackgroundTask named: "Time Machine backup"
Well, this thread exists, which I must have missed when I first looked into the problem. While I'm not sure why the issue was occurring, I can reasonably say that it was related to 10.8.3, and at least one other person I asked was not experiencing the same. Anyhow, this behavior is caused by /Library/Preferences/com.apple.TimeMachine.plist, and in ...
You aren't supposed to browse the Time Machine directory tree directly. Try entering Time Machine from the Finder and just look for those folders from there. If you're sure that those folders aren't in the backup, check System Preferences -> Spotlight -> Privacy. To check all the excluded items, you can execute this command from Terminal: sudo mdfind ...
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