TapTime Machine Hangs

This seems to be a bug in Mac OS X 10.5.* (Leopard). If you have the Energy Saver options set to “Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible” (obviously not the same euphemism in the States as here 🙂 ) then Time Machine can hang in the “preparing backup” state. Forum help here and here.

Oh, and another thing—backing up your VMware images using Time Machine is a good way to fill up your disk in no time. Use a separate guest O/S backup mechanism to do them,

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