It is on "Checking snapshot 1 of 4" and has been for 30 minutes.

There is no progress bar. The drive is a 1TB SATA drive.

Should I quit it and start it again or just let it chug?

  • how big is the drive
    – Ruskes
    Nov 25, 2018 at 6:18
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    even at maximum read speed of 700 MB/Sec it would take 25 minutes just to read your disk (no repairs)
    – Ruskes
    Nov 25, 2018 at 7:31
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    The adage I work by is that your patience ought to be directly proportional to the time since your last backup;)
    – Tetsujin
    Nov 25, 2018 at 9:03

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It was indeed stuck. We ended up force quitting the process.

It appears from other testing that the drive is operating at a much reduce top speed. Hopefully it is not failing. But this process was definitely stuck.

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