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10.5: How to abort a stuck Time Machine backup
Authored by: hankk on Jan 07, '09 09:27:04AM

Two (probably) safer ways to kill a stuck Time Machine process, both of which have worked for me:

1. Eject the disk being backed up (click on desktop icon and Cmd-E -- you can't do it from a Finder window). Do this a few times, and hit TM's cancel button a few times, and eventually TM will give up.

2. Just logout. This kills the process as well.

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