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10.5: How to abort a stuck Time Machine backup
Authored by: Frett on Jan 07, '09 08:22:44AM

In my experience I've found that when time machine gets stuck backing up restarting the metadata indexing service will cause time machine to gracefully stop the backup.

to restart the service run the following 2 commands from terminal:

sudo service com.apple.metadata.mds stop
sudo service com.apple.metadata.mds start



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10.5: How to abort a stuck Time Machine backup
Authored by: Paul Burney on Feb 13, '09 07:59:25AM

This worked for me when my TM backup was stuck for weeks at 14KB of 17GB. Thanks so much!



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10.5: How to abort a stuck Time Machine backup
Authored by: edbolson on Dec 10, '09 02:14:10PM

This should be upgraded to be the actual hint! Worked great for me (still on 10.5).
sudo service com.apple.metadata.mds stop
sudo service com.apple.metadata.mds start



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