This bug disrupts Time Machine backups and all the dozens of activities which macOS manages. It may make Sierra unsuitable for use in servers.
When Time Machine seems to take a long time preparing the next backup, or gets stuck, here is how to diagnose and deal with it.
Why was my Mac still preparing a backup 20 minutes after it should have been completed? And what is a ‘deep event scan’?
The first beta of the free log browser is now available. It lets you open multiple windows on your logs.
First full release, with several significant enhancements, and full documentation. Free as always.
Two major tools are available to help you deal with problems. Here’s how to use them to best effect.
Is Time Machine becoming erratic? A simple diagnostic process can establish what the problem is, and how to deal with it.