Time Machine Volume Ejection Issue With Samsung T3 and 2020 MBA/Big Sur

Started Jul 20, 2021 | Discussions thread
Daverich04 Regular Member • Posts: 156
Re: Time Machine Volume Ejection Issue With Samsung T3 and 2020 MBA/Big Sur

lightandaprayer wrote:

Daverich04 wrote:

Is there any chance the encryption process wasn’t complete? My experience has been that it can take two or three days.

Is your experience with Time Machine backup encryption? I've done a fair amount of reading about Time Machine and I haven't run into anything regarding it taking a very long time to encrypt.

The initial TM backup took less than 15 minutes for between 70-80GB of total data. TM indicated that the backup was completed, which is when I tried to unmount the volume.

I’ve encrypted a Time Machine backup three times now and each time that’s how long it took. My experience with a backup that isn’t encrypted is similar to yours. I’ve not tried this method as I have no need to but it might be worth a try. He mentions several days to encrypt a backup and then suggests a way around it.

https://chriscarey.com/blog/2019/06/30/time-machine-encryption-slow-takes-too-long/

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