Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 4:57 AM (in response to Jason Jue)
Sadly, you are on the cutting edge of the deployment of Aperture 3.3.x (along with many other posters here). The answer to your unasked questions -- "What is going on, and how can I fix it?" -- is "We don't know yet". Since you have upgraded to 3.3.1, and have let Aperture more than once run through whatever it is doing when it says "Updating Library" and it continues to update the Library for 40 minutes every time you close the Library, I advise you to go ahead with rebuilding the database. IME, this rarely takes longer than 10 hours, and can be run overnight.
I have rebuilt Libraries many times and have never seen a Library damaged by the rebuild. Nevertheless, you should have a complete and verified back-up before doing any maintenance on any Library.
Let us know what you do, and what the result is. Thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 29, 2012 5:18 AM (in response to Jason Jue)
Just a hunch: What exactly is the "Updating library" message? If it is "Updating Information for Sharing Previews" you may have a corrupted image or video in your library, that Aperture cannot build previews for. Then it will try over and over again. You might try to turn off the sharing of previews temporarily, to see if this can be the problem. If it is indeed the sharing of previews, inspect your most recent import if there are any videos in an unsupported format or images where the preview generation does not succeed.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 4:49 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)
Thanks for the responses. I recently rebuilt my library (70,000 photos) and to my surprise it finished within an hour and half. I thought this was odd. I've been using Aperture for about a day, and quit the program a handful of times with no "Updating Library" problems. Initially, it looks like rebuilding the library worked.
However, I still do see the "Updating Information for Sharing Previews" everytime I quit, but, that doesn't take too long to go through.
I will keep you updated if the problem comes back.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 9:32 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 18, 2013 5:49 AM (in response to Jason Jue)
I have the same issue. My library is 500,000+ images so it take forever to Update. Loosing lots and lots of time between shutting down and start up. Frustrating.