I’m using a MBL 3 TB drive. I’ve had it for less than a year. Intitially I backed up the contents of my iMac, 250 gb internal drive, my external Iomega USB 1TB drive, and my external Iomega USB 500 GB drive. That was about four or five months ago. Then, about two weeks ago, I started getting a message that my drive was analyzed and the MBL will have to make a new backup. When I tried to give it permission to make the new backup I’d get an error code 2. I decided to manually trash the backup files and start fresh.
It’s been four days and today will be five. I am now upto 1.15 TB of data backed up. To complete the backup the total will be 1.70 TB. Is this normal! I have wifi shut off on my iMac and I have the MBL and all my network devices running through a 1000 baseT ethernet switch. Going on five days!
Will I have to do this nonsense evey four or five months? Man, I am not happy with this drive or this technology. This should be seamless and yet I find that I’ve had to re boot the drive on occassion in order for it to perform periodic TimeMachine backups. Now I’m reinstalling a 1.7 TB backup and it’s taking a Week!!! Not happy at all.