I am performing my backup via my time Apple Time Capsule router.
When I open the Disk utility, "repair disk permissions" is greyed out.
Thanks. I reset the backup disk in the time capsule preferences. It seems to be doing what it's supposed to do. But it is in the "preparing backup" phase again, and it really could take several hours to accomplish. so - I'm going to let it run and we can reconnect later if it is still stuck.
I was out of town the last two days so was unable to tell if the fix was working. My time capsule seems to be backing up, though after 2 days it is at 5.69GB of 12.4GB. Seems like it's taking an inordinately long time, but at least it's not stuck on "preparing backup".
Does this seem right to you?
My normal backups most recently have just been iterative backups, so they are pretty fast. This one is painfully slow. It hasn't moved at all since my last contact with you.
It started to do a new backup, got to 3GB and then just stopped. I left the laptop running for 3 days. When I restarted, it started all over again.
I wonder if there is something else going on, I see that the spotlight is now indexing my computer, and has been doing so for several days. I know that I have a lot of files, but it shouldn't take that long to complete, should it?
I am running Norton antivirus, over wifi and with full signal strength.
OK. I removed Norton, then am performing a reindex as noted above. This will take some time so will likely be tomorrow before I can try anything else.
Sorry this is taking so long.
yahoo! I now have a backup from today. I guess the final test is to reinstall my Norton and see if it still works.
I re-installed Norton, and ran another backup after that - which worked!
So - I think I'm good to go.
Thanks for all of your help.