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I am not getting the option in Disk Utility to select the Time Machine (Capsule). The only options are 160.04 GB JUTOTSU MJA2160BH FFS G1 Media
Wireless. I have no spare ethernet ports on my Mac to plug in the Time Machine. Whilst I have been waiting I followed your second instruction on completely deleting all data on the Time Machine. I am now attempting a backup to see if this has worked so please bear with me - it could take some time
Daniel it seems to be going OK but of course it is having to back up everything so it is going to take a long time - it is only at 127 MB of 123 GB so I am probably going to have to leave it on all night. I'll give my satisfaction and rating once it is completed if everything is OK.
Daniel it is now showing that it will take 40 days to do this back up. Surely that cannot be right. Is there any way of speeding it up?
I am now using a wired connection, I went out and bought an ethernet docking switch!
It isn't! It's now telling me that it will take 1105 days!
Now I can't repeat step 2. The Time Machine is not showing in Airport Utilities - which I suppose it won't if I'm not connected by wifi?
OK I found it - you have to click on 'Ethernet" in Disk Utilities to see the Time Machine disk. So I've erased all the data again and am now trying once more to back up but it is just not working.
It is just saying "cleaning up' - but this has been going on for ages. Before this only lasted a couple of minutes before the backup started
RIght I have the 'Library' in the hard drive but that is just full of folders. Where do I find the items you have asked me to delete?
OK Daniel. That seems to be working now. It is still slow, but much faster than it was - saying about 17 hours to back up - but I can live with that.
Are you know saying that my Parallels files will not be backed up? If so that is a major problem for me. I only use Parallels because I have to run Sage for my business (they don't do a version for Mac) and all of my client's accounts are on there. I cannot afford to have no backup.