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comment Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”
I saw a lot of stuff on that site. What exactly is useful on it? Any specific pages?
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answered Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”
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comment Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”
I tried verifying my main hard drive using the Disk Utility and everything seemed fine. I tried verifying the disk permissions and got some errors involving iTunes (I think), and I fixed them by clicking the "Repair Disk Permissions" button. I also tried verifying my external hard drive and it seemed fine. I tried the backup again and it froze like before.
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comment Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”
@bmike, I looked at the question you linked to. I am not using MacDrive or accessing the drive from a Windows computer or using it for any purpose other than Time Machine backups. I tried waiting for the indexing to finish but it was stuck for 36 hours. I tried deleting the inProgress folder like one solution suggested and it didn't seem to do anything. I will verify the volumes when I get a chance.
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comment Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”
I am reluctant to empty my trash because it seems like it would defeat the purpose. I would have no way of getting back anything I have accidentally deleted. I will be willing to delete specific things from my trash.
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comment Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”
I tried the backup again and let it sit for about 36 hours. It appeared frozen on "Preparing Backup" so I think I will give up on trying the advice in this answer.
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comment Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”
Are you sure I should delete my oldest backup and not my latest one? How would that help?
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comment Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”
I tried the backup again and it appeared to have frozen. I will try it again and wait longer when I have a chance.
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comment Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”
I seriously need to empty the trash? What for?
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comment Time Machine stuck on “Preparing Backup”
I found a file named /Volumes/Time Machine Backups/Backups.backupdb/Elias Zamaria’s MacBook Pro (2)/2013-04-30-182726.inProgress and moved it to the Trash, then started doing the backup as usual. I will let everyone know as to how it went and accept this answer if it helps.