The state of Apple’s Time Machine in Lion

Affected Operating Systems:

  • Mac OS X Lion 10.7.0
  • Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1

Time Machine Symptoms:

  • TM reports backup verification failed and wants to restart from scratch
  • TM restore not working
  • TM process “Prepare Backup” takes longer than expected
  • TM reports incorrectly the amount of time left to backup
  • TM completes uploading backup but “Finishing Backup” takes longer than expected or does not complete until manually “Stopping Backup”

After analysis and research we understand that these issues are unrelated to the Netatalk AFP services. Reading Apple Time Capsule customer feedback in the Apple Communities support forums it is apparent that the same problems exist there too.

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