Time Machine and Mountain Lion

Now that I've installed Mountain Lion, there seem to be two instances of Time Machine on my backup drive. Has anyone else experienced this? Do I need to do anything? One seems to be backing up my HD and the other---?

I've installed Mountain Lion on two iMacs and one MBP so far.  Each time  TM has taked a long time to do its first back up after the upgrade.  Back ups on the order of 10 - 11GB were required on each computer. 
If you were trying to do this very soon after the installation finished, keep in mind that Spotlight will automatically be reindexing your entire book volume and that alone will slow down the entire computer.  If you are doing a Spotlight index and the first TM backup simultaneiously, you would have a serious slow down.  
You might wait a day or so to see if this problem recurrs.  If not, then you can put it down to the "after installation" slow down associated with simultaneous sytstem wide processes.  
You can further check by opening Activity Monitor in your Applications>Utilities folder.  It will show you the percent of CPU being used by what processes.  That will be a big clue as to what is eating up processing power.
Jay

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