Timemachine Backup

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There is a log in the system log. Go to the Console application. (Finder: Applications/Utilities/Console ) On the left is a list of many log files, the system.log is the 1st when expanding LOG FILES.
There is a LOT of messages in the file, and the log entries from different applications/services etc are interspersed. If you have a Time capsule, some entries will have 'Time Capsule'appearing as in them, but they are not the only entries related backups. The workhorse of the actual backup is something called the backup daemon - appearing as 'backupd' in the log file.
You can search the log for relevant entries and see if there are any clues.
Below are the log entries from one of my machines initial successful backup:
Log of a successful initial backup
Jun 6 18:31:01 livy fseventsd41: log dir: /Volumes/Backup of livy/.fseventsd getting new uuid: 3F939294-8F0D-493B-956B-FFB2CC5B5334
Jun 6 18:31:01 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Disk image /Volumes/Time Capsule Disk/livy_001b632ffd76.sparsebundle mounted at: /Volumes/Backup of livy
Jun 6 18:31:01 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Backing up to: /Volumes/Backup of livy/Backups.backupdb
Jun 6 18:31:01 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Ownership is disabled on the backup destination volume. Enabling.
Jun 6 18:31:01 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Event store UUIDs don't match for volume: Macintosh HD
Jun 6 18:31:03 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Backup content size: 88.8 GB excluded items size: 48.0 GB for volume Macintosh HD
Jun 6 18:31:03 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: No pre-backup thinning needed: 48.97 GB requested (including padding), 879.05 GB available
Jun 6 18:31:03 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Waiting for index to be ready (906 > 0)
Jun 6 18:31:18 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Waiting for index to be ready (909 > 0)
Jun 6 20:55:47 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Copied 226484 files (34.7 GB) from volume Macintosh HD.
Jun 6 20:55:53 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: No pre-backup thinning needed: 543.2 MB requested (including padding), 841.58 GB available
Jun 6 20:56:27 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Copied 366 files (4.0 MB) from volume Macintosh HD.
Jun 6 20:56:30 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Starting post-backup thinning
Jun 6 20:56:30 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: No post-back up thinning needed: no expired backups exist
Jun 6 20:56:30 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Backup completed successfully.
Jun 6 20:56:36 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Ejected Time Machine disk image.
Jun 6 20:56:41 livy kernel[0]: AFP_VFS afpfs_unmount: /Volumes/Time Capsule Disk, flags 0, pid 511
Jun 6 20:56:41 livy /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd125: Ejected Time Machine network volume.

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