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bobframe
12-05-2005, 09:22 AM
On my very first backup attempt (iMac G5, OS 10.4, 500GB LaCie HD with fire wire), SD has spent 6 hours (and counting) "Erasing LaCie hard drive. Makes no sense to me, especially since I used Disk Utility to eras :( e the drive before I ever started. Seems hung up. What to do??

dnanian
12-05-2005, 09:26 AM
We actually ask Disk Utility to erase the drive, and what must be going on is that, for some reason, it hasn't returned to tell us that the deed is done.

I don't know what might be interfering with it on your particular system, but I'd suggest clicking stop, restarting your Mac, and then giving it another shot.

Make sure that, if you're using any kind of AntiVirus program, you turn off its autoprotect/autoscan functionality.

Hope that helps -- let me know.

bobframe
12-05-2005, 11:54 AM
Dave, I did as you suggested and it all worked. Thanks, Bob.

dnanian
12-05-2005, 04:45 PM
Great, Bob! Glad it worked.