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Old Nov 18th, 2020, 09:33 PM   #1
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Big Sur broke Time Machine?

I upgraded yesterday and TM hasn't backed up since. It's stuck on "preparing backup" even after restarts, trashing the "inprogress" file... wondering if there's a fix?
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Old Nov 20th, 2020, 05:26 PM   #2
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Well, it's working again. Spontaneously.
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Old Nov 20th, 2020, 06:21 PM   #3
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The first backup does take ages to prepare. Might have just needed patience.
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Old Dec 1st, 2020, 04:24 PM   #4
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You know, it failed the first few times and gave me an error "unable to finish preparing" or something to that effect. But eventually it went. Ah the mysteries of technology.
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Old Dec 1st, 2020, 09:07 PM   #5
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The first time machine backup definitely takes forever every time there's a new OS.
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